Category: Inequality


Taxing our 17 billionaires will not fix inequality

Shana Cohen 01/02/2022

First Published in the Irish Times 21 January 2022 The newly-released Oxfam report has asked governments to impose a one-off 99.9 per cent tax on the 10 richest men in the world, which would still leave those men with more wealth than 99 per cent of the rest of the world. Oxfam Ireland has estimated that a 1.5 per cent wealth tax on Irish …



Only bold political vision will prepare the public for climate change

Shana Cohen 05/08/2021

The recent climate catastrophes and human cost, the revelations about Pegasus cybersecurity, and the billionaires’ space race all reflect the …

Tech Alone Won't Save Us

Tyler West 24/08/2020

Background: While the belief that technology will play an increasingly central role in 21st-century life is commonly accepted, the exponential …

An Academic Year Like No Other

13/08/2020

According to a USI report published in July, almost 3 in 5 students (59.72%) report being “concerned, very concerned or extremely concerned” …

Now is the time to invest in adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills

Helen Ryan 21/07/2020

Improving adult literacy, numeracy and digital skills can create a more equal society, stronger economy and change lives for the better. Equal …

Gender Impacts of Covid-19

Mary Murphy 14/07/2020

  The C-19 pandemic has tracked existing social and economic fault lines. It thrives and lays bare existing inequalities and has been …

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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