Fantasy Finance Minister: How to Start a Country & How to Fund It
Just over 100 years ago, Ireland became an independent state. In the same year, the Soviet Union was founded. Two very contrasting events, both facing the common challenge of establishing and funding a new country. Michael Collins sold Republican bonds while Joseph Stalin started drafting his five-year plans. If you were starting a new country today, where would you begin to raise money? Our panel takes us through the fascinating choices that politics forces.