David McWilliams: Give employers a good reason to hire, not fire
Published 02/02/2011 | 05:00
Tonight all over Ireland, people who employ other people will go to bed and the last thought in their heads will be: "Who will I fire tomorrow?"
What can we do to change that thought so that the last thought in their heads becomes: "Who will I hire tomorrow?"
Can the change of government change this conversation? How might this shift come about whereby the people who employ others -- the only people who can drag this economy upwards -- look more favourably on the idea of hiring an extra worker?