Brendan Keenan: We are at economic 'ground zero' and recovery starts here
AS a general rule, the first step to solving a problem is to identify the problem. The world seems to be getting closer to agreeing what has gone wrong, but not what to do about it.
The same applies to Ireland, but with a few complications. More things have gone wrong, and more badly, than in most places; and the range of possible responses is limited.
In the wider world, the recent alarming terrifying statistics have led to wide agreement that this is, indeed, a depression.