Category: Inequality


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” …

Brexit threats to rights of migrant workers and students

Roland Erne 28/06/2016

Roland Erne: All European citizens have just been stripped of their European citizenship rights in Northern Ireland and Britain. Hence, no European …

The Benefits of the Benefacts database

Nuala Haughey 18/05/2016

Nuala Haughey: A new database of information about some 18,000 non-profit organisations in Ireland will no doubt contribute to the drive for more …

Economic Inequality: Frequently Asked Questions

Cormac Staunton 27/03/2015

Cormac Staunton: Since launching our report Cherishing All Equally: Economic Inequality in Ireland we have received a number of questions from a wide …

Optimal taxation of top incomes

Tom McDonnell 16/04/2013

Tom McDonnell: You can find an interesting paper on optimal top marginal tax rates here.… The authors find that the optimal top marginal tax rate …

Drivers of progressive tax

12/03/2013

A recent OECD report olooks at the progressivity of income tax systems in their 34 member countries. A progressive tax is often simply defined as one …

Effects of the minimum wage on the jobs market

Tom McDonnell 06/03/2013

Tom McDonnell: TASC made a short submission last week to the Labour Court review of the JLC wage agreement mechanisms. The submission is available …

New CEPR paper on the contribution of IMF recommendations to the ongoing crisis in Europe

30/01/2013

The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) in Washington D.C. has published a paper examining the policy recommendations made by the IMF to …

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