Its smart government we need, not just a smart economy

A key problem in this country is that evidence-based policy is almost wholly absent. Instead, we get a plethora of government strategies full of far-flung aspirations, woolly argument and arbitrary targets that ultimately fail to mask the self-seeking behaviour of politicians, business interests and lobbies. This is the model that delivered the gross policy errors in the property and banking sectors in the last decade.

What is needed is leaner, smarter government.

Read Dr. Eoin O’Leary’s article here

On the basis of Dr. O’Leary’s thesis that ‘we get a plethora of government strategies full of far-flung aspirations’  you might also like to read Michael Hennigan’s (founder  of http://www.finfacts.ieI)  article titled ‘Spin cannot hide the new thinking on jobs’ where he calls for a reality check and less political spin from Government and State enterprise agencies when predicting job creation.

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