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Three big ideas to transform Ireland

Tom Dec 2014

Ideas drive behaviour. In societies the dominant ideas reflect many competing interests and value systems.  What values guide economic activity and public policy in Ireland today?  In An Ireland Worth Working For – Towards a new democratic programme, I propose three ‘big ideas’ to guide policy: democracy, equality and sustainability. These are not new ideas. Rather, they draw on principles which most people would say they support. However, in practice, these ideas are not honoured.

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