OECD highlights need to tackle interest groups

There is a common perception in Ireland that vested interests of one kind or another are unusually powerful. In many of the new books by some of the country’s most respected journalists, there is anger towards those whose actions and bad decisions, c

7th November, 2009

There is a common perception in Ireland that vested interests of one kind or another are unusually powerful. In many of the new books by some of the country’s most respected journalists, there is anger towards those whose actions and bad decisions, collectively and over time, contributed to economic catastrophe.

It is right that the many abuses and misdeeds of the powerful and wealthy should be highlighted. Saying that ‘‘everyone was to blame’’...

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