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Doubts about 'informed' advice

Published 05/10/2010 | 08:24

IN response to GP Sayers's appeal for us to be informed only by the "informed'' (Letters, October 4), I must concur. It is the responsibility of every member of this society to decide for themselves who the informed really are.

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Brian Cowen, in defence of his actions -- or lack of -- during his tenure as Minister for Finance, has stated repeatedly that he "followed the best advice available at the time".

As the best advice seems to have been available from "celebrity economists" Morgan Kelly and David McWilliams, who have been vindicated at every turn but derided by the Government as doom mongers, this argument is selective at best.

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