Irish journos: there is a style of post crisis communication in this country which needs to be studied in order to be understood. Any crisis generates the same response: The can kicking review/report, pledge to find lessons to be learned, all that stuff, knowing media don't really review these crises with any freuency. So: Study major crises for last 20 years in say Health. You'll find the same pattern, figure out ways to get behind it as it clearly and obviously works for those in power.
Water meters as e-voting machines. Really.
Analysis without implementation is about as useful as a chocolate kettle. Electoral theatrics need to be contained if the inquiry is to have any lasting legacy, or indeed any integrity at all.
Not as stupid as it sounds, honest.
Big baddies don't do us any good.
Water provision isn't going to go away. This is a long term issue society has to deal with, and we haven't found the model to do that yet.
Just a quick reminder that this week's lectures are online already, I'm travelling tomorrow and Friday and so you don't need to come to lectures.
It is important to examine the logic and the economic case for setting up Irish Water, as toxic (again, no pun intended) as that might be.
Irish Water should have been set up with little fanfare and little drama, instead it is being drowned (no pun intended) in a sea of damaging revelations. A pity, because this is a very important area of public policy.
My slides are here.
Buttiglione et al, Deleveraging? What Deleveraging?
Mazzolini and Mody, Austerity Tales: the Netherlands and Italy.
McLeay et al, Money creation in the modern economy: an introduction
This conference is something I'm really excited to be a part of, it contributes to the education of Europe's best new scholars in new economic thinking, of course, as well as connecting this group to policy makers from across Europe. Check out the programme here.
Nice budget, shame about the politics.