Radical Uncertainty: Making decisions when so much is unknown

Book review: Paschal Donohoe lauds conclusion that uncertainty should be embraced

Photograph: Getty

Photograph: Getty

That the State would be paying a large share of the wages for many employers would have been nearly inconceivable only a few weeks ago.

When considering the huge decision to do so, as Minister for Finance I posed many questions about this virus and our economy. Many of them could not be answered. However, these answers were not just unavailable to Ministers and civil servants in Ireland, they were not available to our counterparts anywhere in the world.

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