Monday March 30, 2020

Time for us to start singing from a different hymn sheet

The government is leaving itself with no way to stimulate the economy. We need to think again

24th January, 2009

Are we waltzing ourselves up an economic cul-de-sac without realising it? Are we making a bad situation worse?

The way things are going, our economy could contract by 10 per cent this year. This figure may sound apocalyptic but not unimaginable, given the pace of current job losses, emigration and price falls. There seems to be - among the economic fraternity at least - uniformity about the need to slash government spending. On many levels,...

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