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Martina Devlin: The deficit of leadership is our biggest worry

Published 20/05/2010 | 05:00

WHEN South Korea hit the skids more than a decade ago, its citizens queued to hand over cherished items of gold jewellery -- from wedding bands to their children's culturally important first birthday rings.

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Within several months, 3.5 million people donated 270 tonnes of gold for melting down to repair the national finances.

Sacrifice became a badge of honour, with austerity measures gladly embraced.

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