The Last Post: €7bn stimulus falls far short of what economy needs right now
There are times in politics when a partial investment is just not going to cut it, and when the bigger bet actually has the better chance of paying off
Not bold or daring enough. It may seem a bit begrudging to say that of a €7 billion-plus government stimulus when we are heading for a €30 billion deficit this year, but desperate times sometimes require seemingly dangerous measures.
What the economy is facing is nothing like we’ve ever faced before, so that’s why the response has to be too. What was announced on Thursday in the July Stimulus was a hedged bet, a gesture...
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