SBP -- Three editorials caught my attention today--two about immigrants and another about e-voting--all from the Sunday Business Post.
David McWilliams thinks "Irish women stand to gain more than anyone else from immigration."¹ Stand inside Powers' Newsagent in Kilkenny's John Street and you can hear Filipinos asking Tim Power about part-time jobs, followed by working women asking for cigarettes from behind the counter. Each needs the other to get by.
A companion piece affirms McWilliams, while also pointing to the plight of the long-term unemployed in Ireland. "Offering the long-term unemployed a real alternative to a future of dependency must be an urgent goal."² Suggestions?
Tom McGurk argues against e-voting.³ He surmises there will be a loss of interest in the electoral process if the machines replace the tallymen.
¹David McWilliams -- "Two incomes, one family, no hope" in "Comment & Analysis" inside The Sunday Business Post, February 29, 2004.
²Sunday Business Post -- "Ireland needs its immigrants" in the same section of the paper.
³Tom McGurk -- "Electronic polls could spell electoral trouble" in "Comment & Analysis" inside The Sunday Business Post, February 29, 2004.
Dearbhaile Hanley -- "Electronic Voting"