ASTI react angrily to Howlin interview | Irish Examiner
Brendan Howlin is doing his bit for 'labour market flexibility' as our economist friends call it. Nobody will be safe from vindictive managers anywhere, public or private. This is a major change to our culture, and will eventually turn us all into 'lets all sing the company song' castratis, like Americans.
Why has there been no mass sackings in the economics profession, surely the profession most packed with time-serving incompetent failures in recent years? Why not bring a bit of market flexibility to the lives of those bright boys and girls, who are so anxious such flexibility should be extended to the untermenschen of the public service?
We own all the banks . Surely their economists should be investigated first, made to admit their faults and suggest how they will do better in future, or even explain to us again what a soft landing is. Then the universities, the trade unions, stock brokers , DOF, they could all haul out their economists for Maoist style bouts of public self-criticisms, before they beg for their jobs back. Maybe they could be made to go to the Ploughing Championships, 'to learn from the Peasants'.
Or is 'labour market flexibility' only for the little people?