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From pandemic ruins, let Ireland lead the world on social progress

Eddie Hobbs


The majority work in the private economy and it's only fair there should be a measure of State costs, writes Eddie Hobbs

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Social Progress Indicator

Social Progress Indicator

It was 2006 and billions were maturing from the Government's SSIA savings scheme. What to do with the money?

I was making a new TV series at the time and my idea for episode one was simple: the canniest way to invest your SSIA loot was to spend it on a successful election campaign for the Dail. The potential return? Big salary, bigger expenses and no fiddly receipts.


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