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Was it for this? II

Michael Burke 06/12/2010

Michael Burke: Ahead of tomorrow's Budget, it may be worth taking stock and posing the question, How did it come to this? The Irish Times leader …

The €67.5 (not €85) billion bailout

Jim Stewart 02/12/2010

Jim Stewart: Whatever the Taoiseach thought he was doing at the press conference last Sunday) in announcing the EU/IMF net loans to Ireland of …

Michael Burke in the Guardian: who's being bailed out?

29/11/2010

Somewhat belated, but here is a link to PE blogger Michael Burke's opinion piece in Saturday's Guardian newspaper.

Ireland, bond markets and democracy

29/11/2010

"Making the “market” the actor abstracts from the real world of speculators and financial fraud. It facilitates the mythology that the …

UNITE letter to opposition parties

Michael Taft 29/11/2010

Michael Taft: Today, Jimmy Kelly, Regional Secretary of the trade union UNITE, sent a letter to the leaders of the opposition parties – Fine Gael, …

Implications of the IMF deal

Tom O'Connor 29/11/2010

Tom O'Connor: The IMF deal which has just being announced should be filed under fairy stories. It is economically unrealistic and would be an …

Never a reckless lender be

Tom McDonnell 26/11/2010

Tom McDonnell: One of the images below is from Patrick Honohan's paper in the Economic and Social Review June 2009. If you combine the two you can …

With friends like these ..... Michael Burke on the view from the UK

24/11/2010

PE's Michael Burke has an article on the Socialist Economic Bulleting putting the Irish situation into context for British readers: Like Greece …

Krugman on the bailout - and why the markets aren't impressed

23/11/2010

"The basic situation is that given the cost of rescuing Ireland’s banks, and the damage harsh austerity is inflicting on Ireland’s economy, …

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