Got half way through “A Very Stable Genius” but had to give up. You just know it’s going to be more of the same all the way to the end. Depressing.
Brilliant, brilliant piece by Tommie Gorman. We did go mad with joy.
Sad to hear Jack “Put em under pressure” has passed. I won’t forget the sheer excitement of Summer 88 in Ireland.
Great letter to An Taoiseach.
“The concerns we have identified in these markets are so wide ranging and self- reinforcing that our existing powers are not sufficient to address them. We need a new, regulatory approach – one that can tackle a range of concerns simultaneously, with powers to act swiftly to address both the sources of market power and its effects, and with a dedicated regulator that can monitor and adjust its interventions in the light of evidence and changing market conditions.”
Will be digging into this.
Reading this makes me wonder about the long term implications for Intel in Ireland.
Passed a camper van yesterday and the thought struck me that the next year will be good for camper van companies. Travel while staying at your own place.
Something very off about Ryanair running radio ads promoting holiday flights while the chief medical officer is continually advising people not to travel.
On Thursday last, I took part in the Green Party special convention to discuss the Program for Government.
It was a fascinating exercise in grassroots democracy as members of all ages made their two minute contributions for and against.
I will be voting yes.
The country needs a Government urgently. The Climate Crisis continues. Small companies which provide hundreds of thousands of jobs are desperately trying to survive the crisis brought about by Covid-19. Our economy is taking a huge hit and we are only beginning to feel it’s effects.
There is no time for us to sit on the sidelines. With Government comes responsibility and my feeling is that some of those who would vote no are afraid of the difficult decisions to come. There will be very difficult decisions to be made.
Crisis though, often brings opportunities to change things quickly for the better. We are moving from a period of small Government to one where the state takes full responsibility more often for deciding where and how to invest.
The winds of change are also apparent in Europe with the Commission driving the Green deal and the ECB pretty much paying countries to take funds and invest.
Why would we not want to be a part of this process?
If the Green Party says no, the probability of another election rises dramatically. In that election, most of our gains and TD’s will be lost, politics will further polarise between FG and SF and the greenest Program for Government ever will be shelved.
Michael Clifford is one of our best journalist. This is another very timely piece from him.
Important to understand how destructive it is. Termite Capitalism: how private equity is undermining the economy - openDemocracy
Essential Reading. Why Do Republican Leaders Continue to Enable Trump? - The Atlantic
Timely article. We can see clearly now where populism leads. Populist politics in all but name is alive and well in Ireland