Tuesday 12 December 2017

Defer gratification long enough and you'll be dead before you've ever really lived

Consumers have naturally been spooked yet again by the doubling of the four-year cuts target to €15bn, but we have only one life to live, says Aengus Fanning

WHAT has happened that we can't make a fiscal decision without first running it to Brussels or Frankfurt for approval?

That we have to borrow from moneylenders at ruinous rates and terms just to pay public sector wages and social welfare?

And that we are threatened with the shutdown of the ECB's life-support machine if we don't do what we're told?

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