Here’s a link to an interview with two economists who predicted the economic crash in Iceland months before it happened. They are the authors of the report that the Central Bank and Icelandic government hushed up because the information was deemed “too sensitive”.
I know we’ve all heard the details a million times over [the f*ckups of the Central Bank, the incompetence of the government, yadayadayada] but just in case you feel like wallowing a bit more, they actually have some fascinating input. Egill, the host, starts by speaking in Icelandic, but switches to English quite soon.
The programme on which they were interviewed, Silfur Egils, has long been one of the most popular talk shows in Iceland and since the economic implosion it has been producing some of the most fascinating perspectives around.
MORE WINTER TODAY
But as many of you have pointed out, it’s nowhere near what temps are like in other parts of the Western World. Iceland is probably the most crazy misnomer there is. If it wasn’t for that pesky wind we’d be wearing our bathing suits year round … oh, wait. We do that already [at the pools]. Right now temps are at the freezing mark [0°C / 32F], sunrise was at 10:44 am, sunset at 4:33 pm.