Category: Banking and finance


TASC launches discussion paper on debt and banking crisis

19/05/2011

TASC today launched a discussion paper by TASC policy analyst (and PE blogger) Tom McDonnell, The Debt and Banking Crisis: Progressive Approaches for …

Social Justice Ireland

Slí Eile 16/05/2011

Slí Eile: Some strong and clear messages emerge from Social Justice Ireland in its latest Socio-Economic Review. It makes the case that: 'It is …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan: The place to be is Mr. Justice Kelly's Commercial Court room on Monday morning

06/05/2011

Buried in the terms of the latest buyback of AIB bonds is an explicit attempt to reverse the 'hierarchy of credit'. Doesn't sound like much, does it? …

Those who live by the bond yield ...

Michael Taft 21/04/2011

Michael Taft: Remember all those comments in the days following the latest bank-bailout? How the markets had sent positive signals? That confidence …

How much is the taxpayer on the hook for?

Michael Burke 05/04/2011

Michael Burke: Frightening people into submission is a fairly easy trick. One tactic is to frighten them with an outlandish demand – then soften …

Coffey on the banking cost

Tom McDonnell 04/04/2011

Tom McDonnell: Seamus Coffey has put together a very lucid post over at Economic Incentives estimating the actual scale of the banking cost. This …

Affordable, manageable and sustainable

Michael Taft 04/04/2011

Michael Taft: Some commentary has suggested that Black Thursday wasn’t all that bad; in particular the bail-out won’t add much to our general …

Banking on a new deal

Slí Eile 03/04/2011

Slí Eile: Banking is at the heart of the economy. It should serve two core social needs: - A place of security for those who deposit savings - A …

The Roubini verdict on the recapitalisations

Tom McDonnell 01/04/2011

Tom McDonnell: Credibility is a hard earned thing. The commentariat is overrun with the views of so-called experts whose predictions have …

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