David McWilliams: Pray for new beginning to help Pope's Children
A couple of weeks ago this column suggested that it would be a workable idea to freeze mortgage payments for a couple of years to provide some stimulus to the economy.
As is usual in our country, any suggestion of easing the burden on Irish mortgage holders is greeted with howls of derision from many sides.
Similar howls were heard a few years ago when an economist called for restraint. When considering new ideas, it is worth bearing in mind the mentality of the herd.