Whether we like it or not, finance does tend to be the driver in decisions taken by governments of all persuasions. Wasn’t it Bill Clinton who stated, “it’s the economy stupid!” ?

With the Coronavirus financial implications are moving ever forward.

Furlough schemes, support measures for those unable to draw on this support package (of which there are many).

Money wasted on what can only be described as ill thought out vanity schemes.

Corruption at the highest levels of government.

 Scammers taking advantage of the vulnerable in all societies, not just private enterprise but friends of government ministers. Clumsy contracts offered to people ill equipped to deliver on the contracts, (I am being generous here).

Is there a way to avoid this incompetence?