State should play ‘transformative’ role in economy, says Higgins
President criticises endless pursuit of growth and calls for ‘just transition’ to low-carbon society
Micheal D Higgins has criticised “blinkered hostility” towards state intervention and called for a new economic model to tackle climate change and increase sustainability.
Striving for economic growth “ad infinitum” inevitably resulted in booms and busts, with disastrous social consequences, he told a seminar today at Áras an Uachtaráin on “Rethinking the Role of the State in Fostering a Sustainable and Inclusive Economy”.
“Government intervention of...
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