Energy crisis: Media populism promotes short memory and willingness to play

Populist media regularly emphasize, most recently in response to rising energy bills across Europe, that economic hardship is widespread and can be addressed with simple policies.

A decade ago, the media in Ireland lamented the budgetary constraints that followed after the state’s descent into bankruptcy following the bank crash. The Covid emergency depressed global economic activity from early 2020 but has almost disappeared from media coverage, although its fingerprints remain visible on government debt figures.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/energy-crisis-media-populism-encourages-short-memories-and-a-willingness-to-gamble-41979349.html Energy crisis: Media populism promotes short memory and willingness to play

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