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“The Most Important Election Since 1989”

Maria (Marysia) Pachowicz 06/11/2023

On the 15th of October 2023, a record-breaking number of Polish citizens both in Poland and abroad took to polling stations to cast their vote in …

Getting the Future Back

Gerry Mitchell 17/10/2023

Source: @Vuelio   The narrow constraints that the Labour party has set itself were present at every fringe event at this year’s conference and …

What Is The Point? The Difference The Left Can Make

Stella Creasy 16/10/2023

In his essay Ireland, Island of Saints and Sages James Joyce quotes Oscar Wilde saying ‘We Irishmen have done nothing, but we are the greatest …

Major Issues where Mainstream Economists Failed

Paul Sweeney 20/07/2023

In the last blog, I examined six of twelve major economic issues that mainstream economists failed to see coming or adopted incorrect responses to, …

Envisaging pathways for our rural and coastal communities

Emmie Voet 13/07/2023

Introduction From the 5th to the 7th of July 2023, the Mary Robinson Climate Conference took place in Ballina, Co Mayo. Focusing on the …

Major Issues where Mainstream Economists Failed - Part 1

Paul Sweeney 04/07/2023

In the last blog, I examined the President of Ireland's speech critical of the lack of heterodoxy (or differences) in Irish economics. I argued that …

Neo-Liberalism and Neo Classical Economics in Ireland

Paul Sweeney 12/06/2023

The President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins' speech at the 21th of anniversary of TASC in April 2023, caused a lot of reaction from mainstream …

Blockchain is a 32-Year-Old Gimmick

Rory O'Farrell 30/05/2023

Blockchain is old hat. In 1991 blockchain was first proposed by two scientists at Bell Labs, long enough for the technology to mature and stand on …

Fiscal Rules Update

Robert Sweeney 15/05/2023

Last month the EU Commission released a communication on the fiscal rules that would, if implemented, have major implications for Europe. It would …

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Dr. Shana Cohen is the Director of TASC. She studied at Princeton University and at the …

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