The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble
You don't get many plays about goats. Or economics. So when they asked me to star in a radio play about a giant speculative goat bubble, how could I say no? The only catch was that I had to play myself.
You can listen to the result, The Great Hargeisa Goat Bubble, below.
Most of the action happens in Somaliland in the mid-'80s, but trust me, it's a tale for our times. The play started life as the first short story ever to appear in the Financial Times.
Poor regulation, perverse incentive structures, securitised debt, and the manic pursuit of wealth - you'll find it all here. Just don't expect things to end well for the goats.
You can also read the original short story at Julian Gough's website.