The Summer Economic Statement charts a course for Ireland from now until 2022. But will it help increase wages, or make housing more affordable? Is it a plan, or a wishlist?

The Summer Economic Statement charts a course for Ireland from now until 2022. But will it help increase wages, or make housing more affordable? Is it a plan, or a wishlist?

Making a statement is easy, but taking action on the economy is much harder. What is needed is clarity, focus - and a measure of equanimity

Words are important. They are the vessels we use to keep our thoughts in place. Some words are magic. I like the word ‘equanimity’. Someone with equanimity is as stable when things are going well as when they are going badly. I deeply wish for a domestic economy with equanimity.

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