It occurs to me that we are heading to the inevitable conclusion that very few, if any, of the bankers and developers - let alone our politicians - will pay a suitable price for destroying a perfectly good economy.
By paying a price of course, I mean in terms of jail sentences, financial ruin or exclusion from politics or a permanent ban on directorships of companies.
The main reason for this is our limited and pathetic laws on white collar crime. One would have thought in the interests of the State, that the current Justice Minister would have spent a good deal of his time drafting new legislation dealing with this inadequacy.
I've scoured around and all I seem to pick up on is new blasphemy laws and various draconian measures to deal with gangland crime. Am I missing something here? Is this a classic case of plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose?