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Figuring out the future from the past

18th July, 2009

As a student sitting in the lecture halls of UCD for lectures on the Irish economy, several landmark periods and reports were discussed: the Whitaker and Lemass eras, the Telesis report. Are we now going to have another for that list - the McCarthy report?

In some ways, the answer is no. Despite perceptions, the group led by economist Colm McCarthy has not produced a strategy for the future or some blueprint or ‘foresight’ exercise...

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