Stephen Kinsella: Free education, free water - but at a cost

Stephen Kinsella: Free education, free water - but at a cost
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Large-scale social initiatives are great ideas in theory, but we need to become much more rigorous about the maths

It was a media circus. The year was 1966. The announcement was totally unexpected. The new Minister of Education’s announcement in September of free second level education and free school transport caught everyone by surprise.

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