By now, surely everyone has seen Michael Lewis’ article in Vanity Fair on the Irish economic catastrophe. If you haven’t, read it now.

Ireland’s financial disaster shared some things with Iceland’s. It was created by the sort of men who ignore their wives’ suggestions that maybe they should stop and ask for directions

If you haven’t read his earlier pieces on the crash, on Iceland and on Greece, you are poorer for it.

Your Correspondent, Sometimes fears Economics is the disappointing child of Meterology and Astrology