James Downey: Let's put this crisis to good use and rethink our ways
SEPTEMBER is thinking time -- or so our parliamentary parties would like us to believe. In the real world, nobody expects the autumn 'think-ins' to live up to their name. Not that anyone expects much concentrated thought from Irish politicians at any other time.
Its absence has been conspicuous in the two years since the financial crisis began. This is forgivable, in one sense. Ministers, in particular, have been overwhelmed by the endless twists and turns.
The punters, for their part, have simply stopped even trying to make sense of the Anglo imbroglio. They only know that it will cost us an immense amount of money and that nobody can tell us how much.