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Thomas Piketty’s New Book

Jean Pisani-Ferry 19/11/2019

Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century blended history, statistics, and theory. Capital and Ideology his new magnum opus, is long …

How to Prevent Social Nimbyism?

Colm O'Doherty 15/11/2019

The Problem Social nimbyism and social exclusion as witnessed in Achill, Ballinamore and Oughterard are not new occurrences in this country. Attempts …

The Irish fiscal straitjacket

Robert Sweeney 30/10/2019

These are eventful times for the Irish economy. We are told a variety of ‘storm clouds’ have been forming internationally which, it is claimed, …

Ireland’s recovery

Paul Sweeney 24/10/2019

If procyclical domestic policies inflated Ireland’s economic bubble, procyclical austerity demanded by the troika makes Ireland’s recovery all …

Reflections on the TASC Ahead

Gail Irvine 21/10/2019

In October, TASC (the Think Tank for Action on Social Change) held the first of a number of planned events to mark their 20th anniversary, billed as …

Ireland’s route from boom to bubble to bust

Paul Sweeney 15/10/2019

Ireland’s volatile economic path of recent decades has wider European policy implications  The ‘Celtic Tiger’, Ireland’s rapid …

How to defeat the politics of division and polarisation

Shana Cohen 08/10/2019

Over the next few weeks we will see if the political tactic of accelerating divisiveness triumphs over calls to restore civility in the UK. Neither …

We can’t say we haven’t been warned!

Sean McCabe 16/08/2019

Two significant reports were published in the past fortnight. The first was released to much clamour and made headlines around the world. The second …

The Inequality of Unemployment

Nora Hassan 17/07/2019

  Ireland was among the European countries hit hardest by the financial crisis with unemployment soaring to 15 per cent. In the years following the …

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