Thursday 8 December 2016

No one knows how the money flows

It's magic money and it comes and goes, like our commitment to fixing global warming

Published 06/12/2015 | 02:30

Illustration by Tom Halliday
Illustration by Tom Halliday

Money is appearing, as if by magic - billions of euros. The people who govern us aren't sure where it's coming from, or who's responsible. And they don't seem terribly curious. They hope it continues, but - to quote one of their leading experts - they're "flying blind".

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I repeat: the people in charge of the economy are by their own admission "flying blind".

On the other hand, money is disappearing, as if by magic - millions of euros. The people who govern us aren't sure where it's going, or who's responsible. And they don't seem terribly curious. They hope it doesn't continue, but, of course, they're "flying blind".

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