‘Degrowth’ in the North of Ireland – what is it, and why do we need it?

Seán Fearon 24/11/2020

What is ‘degrowth’? The language of economic growth is the language most of us use to speak about and understand our economy. A ‘growing’ economy is good. Recessions are bad, associated with job losses, hardships and wage cuts. However, a rising tide of research and commentary, which has its roots in years of scholarship but which is only …



Inequality, equal pay and the care economy

Robert Sweeney 10/11/2020

The distribution of both paid and unpaid care work in society is probably the single, largest factor affecting economic inequalities between men and …

An effective corporation-tax system for the EU

Paul Sweeney 07/11/2020

This blog post first appeared in Social Europe.   The European social contract is broken. The largest companies are no longer contributing …

Biden Must Consider the Needs of Trump Supporters

Shana Cohen 20/10/2020

This article first appeared in the Irish Times on October 16, 2020.    Recent polls of voters in Texas have shown former vice-president Joe …

Should progressive politics focus on high-income earners?

Marcos González Hernando, Gerry Mitchell 19/10/2020

Speaking at a recent TASC event, Ged Nash, Labour’s frontbench spokesperson on finance, public expenditure and reform, urged progressives to use …

A fair budget for today's pensioners ?

Rosheen Callender 16/10/2020

Today's pensioners were reasonably well served by Budget 2021. But what about tomorrow's pensioners?  Urgent and radical planning and action is …

A Budget for the Times

Paul Sweeney 09/10/2020

The 2021 Budget will be extraordinary and it could be transformative. It will push the country into even higher debt - with the state spending much, …

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