Bank on it – Kilkenomics is back

The third annual Kilkenomics festival mixing comedy and economics comes to town from tomorrow (Thursday) until Sunday.

The third annual Kilkenomics festival mixing comedy and economics comes to town from tomorrow (Thursday) until Sunday.

The four-day festival will warm up on Thursday with Junior Kilkenomics and a session asking “Are We Turning the Corner? Ireland in 2013,” followed on Friday night by discussions on “Is the Euro Crisis Over?”, “Which Countries Are Thriving Now”, a look at “the Big Defining Issues” and some “Jargon Busting” to help punters make sense of it all. Saturday and Sunday then see a full lineup of discussions featuring experts and topics from around the globe.

This year sees the return of favourites such as Max Keiser and Constantin Gurdgiev, who no doubt will be providing a few laughs – and then there are the comedians, of course.

The Marble festival currency will also be back, serving as a local currency in designated businesses around the city.

There’s a lot of doom and gloom as could be expected in a recession, but this year’s Kilkenomics is promising a dose of optimism – or, at least, some good laughs. The full lineup is at www.kilkenomics.com.