ICTU hits out at economist

Last week your paper carried a story, ‘ICTU proposal another quango', that contained serious and inaccurate criticisms of a Congress document on the future of state-owned enterprises (SBP 13/03/05).

19th March, 2005

Those criticisms were voiced by Jim Power of Friends First - “a leading economist'‘, as your paper described him. Power's criticisms of the public sector are aired with a tiresome regularity, often without recourse to fact or reality. On this occasion, the detailed proposals that he disparaged have not been publicly released, or even mentioned publicly by the ICTU. Thus,we can only conclude that Power denigrated a comprehensive, closely-argued and very detailed set of proposals...

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