There is nothing compulsive about it,
With respect, it sounds like a compulsion to me.my point is governments should not be allowed to borrow money,
With respect that makes no sense to me. Either we need a children's hospital or we dont. If, through our democratic institutions it has been sanctioned and approved that we need a new children's hospital, then we should build a new children's hospital.let's take capital expenditure, there are maybe 40, 50 cranes in Dublin mostly American capital projects there is a shortage of trades people and the government decide to build a children's hospital in this part of the business cycle costing more money, its like poring petrol on a fire because its a liquid,
It is up to private capital projects to decide if they invest or not. The needs of society should not be unduly delayed or cancelled because of private business interests (unless one of those projects is another Krispy Kreme outlet of course - cant be doing without that )
In all seriousness however, I would be interested in knowing in what part of the economic cycle you do think a children's hospital could or should be built? Take a fifteen year timeframe, 2002-2017, as guide.