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Cowen says there are 'clear signs' Irish economy is stabilising - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 23, 2010


He claimed Ireland was “one of the first countries” to devise a “blueprint” to restructure the economy “to target the next wave of economic growth”.

The Government’s vision of Ireland as an “innovation island” was central to plans for economic recovery, and he was “determined to provide also the best incubation environment for Irish entrepreneurial talent, creating a world-class research, innovation and commercialisation system – and unlocking the known strengths of our indigenous business sector”.


What is this happy chappy on ?

63% of the population believe that the worst is still to come :)

We freed up development land by taxing it at 20% so that we can build 300,000 homes that are vacant. What a genius. What a financial wizard. What a leader. Is this the best that FF have ? Roll on 2012.
 


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I think anyone would struggle to surpass that for cliche and dishonesty. He should tuck into a big mac and go away.
 

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Cowen says there are 'clear signs' Irish economy is stabilising - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 23, 2010


He claimed Ireland was “one of the first countries” to devise a “blueprint” to restructure the economy “to target the next wave of economic growth”.

The Government’s vision of Ireland as an “innovation island” was central to plans for economic recovery, and he was “determined to provide also the best incubation environment for Irish entrepreneurial talent, creating a world-class research, innovation and commercialisation system – and unlocking the known strengths of our indigenous business sector”.


What is this happy chappy on ?

63% of the population believe that the worst is still to come :)

We freed up development land by taxing it at 20% so that we can build 300,000 homes that are vacant. What a genius. What a financial wizard. What a leader. Is this the best that FF have ? Roll on 2012.
You can put lipstick on a pig but it's still a pig! This government is utterly dillusional and are still living in a bubble. There was a letter in today's Irish Independent 'Our youth will be Ireland's main export' and it really sums up the government's approach to young people in this country. These young people are the future of this country and one would imagine they would be the essential ingredients in any future "innovation island". However, they are leaving this 'innovation island' in their droves and the government is turning a blind eye to it all.
 

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they want mass emigration,they want the birth rate to fall. on marion finucane this morning she jokingly asked john gormley' should we shoot our old people' he hesitated before answering as if he actually considered the idea, the news papers are pushing cowen's propaganda without any questions .we are now living in a totalitarion fascist state ,i'm sure they;ll unveil their unifoms soon
something like this!



 
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When a ship settles on the ocean bed it has stabilised!
If only the Fianna Fáil led Government are on that ship when it settles, then, we may have a chance of saving whats left of our country and start hoping for a brighter future. Why did people vote them back into power? I just don't get it.

And I know its wrong and I should not even think of it, but dear Lord that man is horrible looking. You know in fairy tales when the princess kisses the toad and it turns into a handsome prince? Fianna Fáil even got that one back to front. Can they do anything right, apart from looting the country dry?
 

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And all the FF ministers backed Bertie`s story telling at the tribunal. They believed the digouts, the suitcase in the Ashling Hotel, the BT account, winning the money on the horses, the tenant landlord relationship etc.........................

And we voted them all back in.

We deserve to be where we are :)
 

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63% of the population believe that the worst is still to come :).
Is that the 63% who have a divine right to be right or was it just a random 63%?

We freed up development land by taxing it at 20% so that we can build 300,000 homes that are vacant. What a genius. What a financial wizard. What a leader. Is this the best that FF have ? Roll on 2012.
We freed up development land when one of the main drivers of house prices was shortage of supply of development land. They didn't have to be geniuses, it was just one of the sensible things to do at the time.
 

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We freed up development land when one of the main drivers of house prices was shortage of supply of development land.
Nonsense, ye zoned land owned by FFers so they could make a killing on it. Traitors is all you lot are.
 

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Cowen says there are 'clear signs' Irish economy is stabilising - The Irish Times - Sat, Jan 23, 2010


He claimed Ireland was “one of the first countries” to devise a “blueprint” to restructure the economy “to target the next wave of economic growth”.

The Government’s vision of Ireland as an “innovation island” was central to plans for economic recovery, and he was “determined to provide also the best incubation environment for Irish entrepreneurial talent, creating a world-class research, innovation and commercialisation system – and unlocking the known strengths of our indigenous business sector”.


What is this happy chappy on ?

63% of the population believe that the worst is still to come :)

We freed up development land by taxing it at 20% so that we can build 300,000 homes that are vacant. What a genius. What a financial wizard. What a leader. Is this the best that FF have ? Roll on 2012.
If it wasn't so serious it would be comical. All the latest statisitcs from the CSO are woeful. Unemploymrent is accelerating. Purchasing manager indexes are opinion polls from desperate people hoping for the best.

The government has no shame. The make these outrageous quotes blissfully ignorant of them ever being used against them in future as things deteriorate further. They couldn't care less. The lunatics are in control of the asylum. Once Greece goes, its a toss between us and Portugal. Keep a eye out for the Greek bond auction next week.
 

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Nonsense, ye zoned land owned by FFers so they could make a killing on it. Traitors is all you lot are.
Hee hee. Here is a photo of some FF supporters in one of the zoned land.

 

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I don't think they look like FF supporters at all, if anything they look like you, all a bit glum.
Nobody can say if they are FFers or not. We cant see their teeth, and as we know, they typical FF voter has crooked teeth and a strange haircut.
 

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I don't think they look like FF supporters at all, if anything they look like you, all a bit glum.
Wow! Retort of the year or what? Adds conviction to the pic.
 
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What gets me is WHEN the IMF come in, Cowen and the rest of the traitors will roll off into the sunset with a nice State pension and golden handshakes all around. Not to mention a job in Brussels and a book deal.

To put it straight, When the real pain kicks in for us all, those that caused it will continue with their lifestyles.

We should all adobt a French attitude to them and do what they did in 1789 and create a 2nd Republic as they did in 1848.
 

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I don't think they look like FF supporters at all, if anything they look like you, all a bit glum.
Of course they're a "bit glum". They've watched ZANU - FF destroy their country, their banks, their economy, their jobs, their health services, their income, their property value, their construction industry, their future, and their kids future.

But FFkers are not glum are they ? Oh No ! - No need for them be "glum" while they count their (our) money in Malta and the Cayman Islands.
 

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What gets me is WHEN the IMF come in, Cowen and the rest of the traitors will roll off into the sunset with a nice State pension and golden handshakes all around. Not to mention a job in Brussels and a book deal.

To put it straight, When the real pain kicks in for us all, those that caused it will continue with their lifestyles.

We should all adobt a French attitude to them and do what they did in 1789 and create a 2nd Republic as they did in 1848.
Spot on. The 3rd Estate in France were a collection of unemployed, working class, middle class nd trading merchants all united against the nobility and clergy. Today we have a new 3rd estate in Ireland. Its all the peasants against the Bankers, Government and those who assist their Feudal activities in various professions.

Can you buy guillotines of e-bay?
 

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I don't think they look like FF supporters at all, if anything they look like you, all a bit glum.
Hey Hal,

Are you paid by the word or by the post?

Given your tendency to brevity, I suspect the latter.

At any rate obviously not by the content.

In either event it kinda dilutes the effect.
 
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Innovation economy

For many years, a sizeable minority (some hundreds of thousands) of the population carried the economy by adding value to goods, such as by manufacturing goods, farming produce or mining minerals. The exports of a sufficient proportion of these value-added goods created enough money to sustain everyone, including the non-value-adding majority, in reasonable comfort by global standards.

Much of this value was added through very low skilled work. For example, a typical job in a factory could be learned by someone with primary-level education in a couple of weeks. This job could thereafter be economically highly productive.

The problem with the 'innovation economy' idea is that it needs to replace the value-adding capacity of hundreds of thousands of people with something that only a tiny number of people can do. Most college-educated people couldn't innovate to international standards to save their life. Indeed, at most only a couple of % of the population has the intellectual ability to innovate to international standards, and even that small cohort is mainly drawn into careers that bring little or no money directly into the economy, such as law, medicine, non-export trading or the civil service.

Historically, the amount of leverage of those who added value was precarious enough.
In the innovation economy idea is to work is has to elevate the amount of leveraging of the 'value adders' to astronomical levels. I think this will prove impossible. Even if it were possible, I doubt the innovators will be amenable to carrying the vast parasitic proportion of the economy. They will have better options abroad.
 


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