The rhinoceros that hit the tiger

“We used to produce priests. Now we produce businessmen.”

15th October, 2005

“We used to produce priests.

“Now we produce businessmen.” This is progress, reckons Tom Garvin.

“Economics was sneered at as a pseudo-science, bourgeois, reactionary, all that. Now you get young fellas in bus queues arguing economics with one another,” said the UCD academic.

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