Young adults in today’s Ireland have a standard of living far above that of their parents and grandparents. On St. Patrick’s Day, David McWilliams, author of The Pope's Children: The Irish Economic Triumph and the Rise of Ireland's New Elite looks at how Ireland’s economic boom has shaped the country’s society and culture. Also: Day One of the Paterson administration, State Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith (D-Queens) looks ahead; the latest on the tumult in the financial markets; Iraq -- five years later; and more on the midtown crane crash.
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