Category: Fiscal policy


Public = Bad, Private = Good

Donal Palcic 06/10/2011

Donal Palcic: I couldn’t let this one go. Marie O’Halloran in the Irish Times reports on Michael Noonan’s defence of the planned sale of state …

The Future of Europe?

Nat O'Connor 06/10/2011

Nat O'Connor: What do the following people have in common? Tony Blair, Marek Belka, Jacques Delors, Felipe González, Jakob Kellenberger, Mario …

Is (Government) austerity working?

Slí Eile 24/09/2011

Slí Eile: Much has been made of the latest quarterly national accounts data issued by the Central Statistics Office last Thursday here. First the …

The Risks of Financial Diversification (OECD Observer)

Nat O'Connor 24/09/2011

Nat O'Connor: Amy Domini, CEO of the social investment firm Domini, provides a concise and clearly written argument against modern 'diversification' …

Governments and markets: Time to get serious (OECD article)

Nat O'Connor 09/09/2011

Nat O'Connor: An article in the OECD Observer poses a few useful questions about the role of governments in the economy. The author argues that "we …

Full privatisation of Aer Lingus

08/09/2011

Donal Palcic and Eoin Reeves: Yesterday the Minister for Transport signalled the possibility of selling the remaining 25 per cent stake in Aer Lingus …

The more things don't change, the more things don't

Michael Taft 07/09/2011

Michael Taft: The ESRI has produced a report on deficit and debt levels up to 2015 which has moved many to claim if we just stay the austerity course …

Austerity is not working

Paul Sweeney 07/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: As Michael Burke says in his post yesterday, the ESRI’s forecast is based on some outstanding optimism. It seems that the Institute …

This time, it's different

Michael Burke 06/09/2011

Michael Burke: The ESRI’s latest research paper, ’Irish Government Debt and Implied Debt Dynamics: 2011-2015’ has received much coverage. …

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