Category: Fiscal policy


From Free Market to Subsidised Capitalism

Paul Sweeney 13/10/2022

There has been a revolutionary transformation of Capitalism, the western economic system, in just over a decade. Four extraordinary events have demonstrated that in most countries, the relationship between the state and the market has been transformed, radically altering the economic system. The impact on politics is being felt but has it has yet …



Rise in inflation should not last

Paul Sweeney 13/01/2022

A year ago here on Progressive Economy, I asked if inflation was about to take off. Regrettably it has. The Irish Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose to …

What was Driving Minister Donohoe's strange behaviour against Tax Reform and Multilateralism?

Paul Sweeney 15/07/2021

Paschal Donohoe is known as a serious, intellectual and committed centre-right politician who has supported international trade, globalisation and …

Book review and summary: "Deaths of despair: the future of capitalism"

Paul Sweeney 12/08/2020

This book will give you a greater understanding of why so many people support Donald Trump. It will also shock you with some of the statistics and …

Stimulus package amid pandemic could transform Ireland for the better

Paul Sweeney 23/07/2020

The stimulus package to be announced by the Government this week will be transformative. It could transform Ireland into a better place in which to …

Let's Talk About Pensions

Rosheen Callender 15/06/2020

The Current Pensions Outlook: At a time when so many of us have been hoping to see some new thinking and new directions – on sustainable …

Covid-19, Millennials, and Generation Y'rs

Amie Lajoie 11/06/2020

This post is taken from the introduction of our latest social listening project "Stories of the Pandemic: The Experiences of Millenials and …

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