Mary Lou McDonald (and Dominic Cummings) are right – we need to wrest power from civil servants
Mary Lou McDonald talks about a “constipated” civil service. Based on my decade on the inside, I think we could help reform it by ending permanent tenure, prioritising outside appointments for delivery roles and being flexible on remuneration. But would the permanent government allow this to happen?
Auction politics and the economics of elections: Stephen Kinsella talks to Sean Keyes
Stephen Kinsella reflects on why politicians say the things they do to get votes. He sat down with me to tell me more about this plus how the government system is becoming so complex that it is difficult to solve the country’s issues in one electoral cycle.