Friday 24 November 2017

Jody Corcoran: Budget could destroy fragile confidence

It is becoming clearer that the coping class has finally moved on in search of a new form of social freedom

Jody Corcoran

Jody Corcoran

IN THIS age of anxiety, caused by all manner of events, from global warming to rapid advances in technology, sits for at least five years what we call the "economic crisis".

The loss of equilibrium as a result of these crises, especially the "economic crisis", has given rise to a revolving blame game: bankers, politicians, property developers, civil servants, economists, the media and the people themselves have, to one extent or another, accepted and apportioned blame.

At such a time, it is important to hold on to anything that may indicate the restoration of a form of equilibrium, but equally to be mindful of the consequences of such a new balance, whenever it fully arrives.

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