Fantasy Finance Minister: How to start a country and how to fund it
100 years ago, in 1922, Ireland became an independent state and the Soviet Union was founded. Two very contrasting events, both facing the common challenge of establishing and funding a whole new country. Michael Collins sold Republican bonds while Joseph Stalin started drafting his five year plans. What if you were starting a new country today: where would you even start to raise money? Our panel takes us through the fascinating process and the choices that politics forces.