OPINION

Learning from past mistakes

Certain members of the government seem to have confused the act of appearing on television and in interviews at any given opportunity with the practice of politics and responsibly handling the serious affairs of the state. This is happening quite blatantly in the case, for example, of the Finance Ministry, which seems to be wasting its energy in a marathon of interviews and continuous leaking of information and hints about policy, without, however, officially announcing any specific measures. This is not public consultation; on the contrary, it is rash and irresponsible behavior and contributes to the further inertia of the market and creates greater worry among the populace. At some point, the members of this administration should look back on the mistakes made by their predecessors and learn from them. They will then realize that making themselves too public by overexposure in the media will not cover up their fundamental inaction and lack of political will. Quite the opposite: It exposes them before the public, which expects concrete plans and deeds, not a constant flow of vague and ineffectual statements.