‘Whispering wolf’ on the economy

The authorities appear more concerned with silencing dissent than with putting things right

2nd May, 2009

You can’t help wondering how many more messengers this government plans to shoot before investors conclude that it doesn’t believe in the free exchange of information normally seen as an essential precondition for the operation of free markets.

The latest attempt to silence commentators emerged last week, when the Sunday Tribune reported that a senior official in the Department of Finance had complained to Friends First about comments made by economist...

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