Wednesday April 8, 2020

How media helped inflate the bubble

The media needs to be sufficiently independent of vested interests, and alert to the motives of commercial sources

19th September, 2009

The other day, I went to hear journalists David Murphy and Martina Devlin read from their best-selling book, Banksters, at Dun Laoghaire Book Festival.

It is a testament to the interest of the public in the economic crisis that there was a relatively good turnout for the reading, considering it was a rare sunny Sunday at the end of a disappointing summer.

There were many questions from the floor from an audience clearly engaging with...

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