When banks and the state feed Irish citizens to the vultures

When banks and the state feed Irish citizens to the vultures

Selling loans to hedge funds and private equity giants is merely a way for the state to outsource repossessions

In September 2016, I travelled to the shadows of the Catskills mountains, deep in upstate New York, to meet Juan and Maritza Ovsak. There was a white wooden swing outside the front door of their house, and a small vegetable patch outside the back. Inside, it was furnished with pictures of their three girls. The house was bursting with ornaments.

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