Irish Eagle swoops on Thomas L. Friedman’s article in the NY Times – “The End of the Rainbow” – in which Friedman suggests a narrative for “How Ireland went from the sick man of Europe to the rich man in less than a generation..” I say suggests because, as Ciarán points out, as well as the dubious assessment of comparative wealth, there are other factors attracting the likes of Dell that are not specifically mentioned. John puts his narrative forward here and others have joined in the comments.
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