With Patel gone, the economy can breathe freely

26 May 2024 - 00:00

I have heard some interesting arguments in defence of trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel. One: “He does not steal”, and I hear that often. I struggle to argue against this, as it is a wild line of argument, and advances no positive facts about what he does exactly. Also, I am of a strong view that interfering managers invariably create a fertile environment for inefficiencies and corruption by others...

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