Public sector accounts for 71.3% of economic output

I’m grateful to David Vance for flagging up this spectacular figure for public sector’s share of economic output. Now before we get a chorus of CJ Haughey’s phrase ‘failed political entity’, ‘failed economic entities’ don’t pull in many ‘buyers’ either!

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty