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We need workfare, not welfare

If job losses are to be kept low, labour must be cheap and consumer demand must be boosted

21st March, 2009

The video shop in Monaghan town is packed with young men. This is where local people come to go online. There are three banks of computers, all busy. The two lads beside me have their CVs out, trying to send them to as many prospective employers as possible. They’ve both been on the dole since Christmas.

Down the road, outside the town, a young professional man, - a father of four - is...

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