Category: Inequality


A Progressive Development (growth) Policy for Europe

Paul Sweeney 29/11/2016

Did you know that last year 22.9 million people in the EU were unemployed, of which, a staggering 10.9 million people were long-term unemployed. At …

Is an Irish Trump possible?

Rory Hearne 25/11/2016

Trump’s election should make us reflect about our own national and regional economic and political situations and contexts. Trump’s success has …

The Divide Documentary

Nat O'Connor 14/11/2016

The Divide is a 2015 documentary, based on the The Spirit Level. I held a public screening and discussion of the film as part of the ESRC Festival of …

The Massive Impact of Driverless Cars, Blog 1.

Paul Sweeney 20/10/2016

Paul Sweeney: A few weeks ago, Uber introduced the first driverless cars on the road: a self-driving taxi fleet in Pittsburgh. Uber, partnered with …

The difference a welfare state makes

James Wickham 13/10/2016

James Wickham: Two charts that tell very different stories about inequality in Ireland today… Both charts show the Gini coefficient of income …

Despite recovery, Ireland remains a hugely unequal society

Rory Hearne 24/08/2016

Rory Hearne: The fact that the number of homeless children in the capital exceeds 2,000 for the first time since current records began is further …

Women’s unpaid care is pivotal factor in gendered economic inequalities

Ursula Barry, Maggie Feeley 15/08/2016

Dr Ursula Barry and Dr Maggie Feeley: Despite the issue of gender inequalities being well-aired in the past decades, current evidence shows that …

The “Sharing” Economy is based on a Fissured Workplace

Paul Sweeney 10/08/2016

Paul Sweeney: Uber and Airbnb are not the Sharing Economy. Instead, they represent a rapid increase in the “Fissured Workplace”. This …

Has the OECD abandoned its neo-liberal taxation policies?

Paul Sweeney 27/07/2016

Paul Sweeney: The OECD has relentlessly pursued a neo-liberal taxation policy. It seldom uses the word taxation without the appendage “burden” …

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