Eoghan Harris warns that simplistic solutions to our problems could lead to anarchy (Sunday Independent).
Before I go further I can hear you say: who cares? The answer is all who abhor anarchy. Without a coalition of centrist parties we are at the mercy of political mobs — including media mobs — shouting simplistic slogans and peddling stupid socialist solutions.
He then proceeds to offer a ‘sophisticated’ analysis of one aspect of the situation.
Socialism in Ireland is called benchmarking. And no matter how it’s disguised it means taking money from the majority productive private sector class (which is at the mercy of market forces) and spending it on a minority public sector class (which is protected from market forces) and which enjoys permanent and pensionable employment.