Thursday 14 December 2017

Brendan Keenan: Public sector extravagance stems from monetary affair

A virulent love for money among top civil servants, bankers and chief executives helped spawn the catastrophic situation we have today

SOMEONE recently published a list of common misquotations from the Bible. The one that struck me was the very common phrase: "Money is the root of all evil."

That, it seems, is incorrect. It should be: "The love of money is the root of all evil."

Those extra little words give an entirely different meaning -- and a far more sensible one. It seems particularly apt in a week which saw more startling evidence of the contempt with which many senior officials now treat public money.

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