David McWilliams: A legacy of debt is not the best start for our children
Published 17/02/2010 | 05:00
Driving past Holles Street Hospital yesterday reminded me that, despite all the economic and political travails, life goes on.
We still fall in love, still have children, still protect them and try to give them the best start we can. Sometimes we overburden them with our expectations or maybe sometimes we don't push them hard enough -- but as I saw a new mother walk out the door with her swaddled infant, I thought to myself, this is what life is all about.
That warm feeling stayed with me until I started to do some calculations. Finance Minister Brian Lenihan was on the radio telling us how we were not Greece. Obviously the mutual backslapping of his European counterparts had gone to his head. The spin now coming out from Brussels is why can't Greece be more like Ireland.