Category: Inequality


Choices Around Cutting Child Benefit

Nat O'Connor 02/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: Despite the helpful reminder from Joseph Stiglitz that "Austerity has almost never worked", the Government has decided to cut further …

National Income and Expenditure 2011

Michael Burke 05/09/2012

Michael Burke: The argument in favour of ‘austerity’ measures is that the overriding objective of policy must be to reduce the government …

Unequal societies do encourage criminality

Colm O'Doherty 29/08/2012

Colm O'Doherty: According to Dan O'Brien there is no relationship between inequality and law breaking (Irish Times 24/08/12). This bogus statement is …

Scale of inequality now a drag on our economy and well-being

Colm O'Doherty 09/08/2012

Colm O'Doherty: The results from the Central Statistics Office Survey of Income and living Conditions 2010, released earlier this year, confirmed …

Guest post by Vic Duggan: 'Baltic Miracle' no model for Ireland and peripheral Europe

Vic Duggan 12/07/2012

Vic Duggan: Europe’s policy response to the ongoing sovereign debt and banking crises on the continent’s periphery appears to be in suspended …

Bathing the rich

Michael Taft 10/07/2012

Michael Taft: Okay, so you’re not one of those who believe in soaking the rich. But what about bathing? A good bath is healthy for the body and the …

Investment strategies and economic recovery

05/07/2012

TASC hosted its third lunchtime seminar yesterday. Tom Healy, Director of the Nevin Economic Research Institute, gave an interesting presentation on …

The advocates of austerity are now calling for growth

Paul Sweeney 20/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: When all of the advocates of austerity are now calling for growth as well as more cuts, is it no wonder the public is confused? The …

Innovation policy and perfomance in Ireland

Sinéad Pentony 14/06/2012

Sinéad Pentony: TASC hosted its second lunchtime seminar yesterday. Professor David Jacobson examined the issue of innovation policy and performance …

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Alicja Bobek

Alicja Bobek has a PhD in Sociology from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Sociology and …

Robert Sweeney

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Michelle Maher

Dr Michelle Maher completed her PhD on the Irish pension system in 2016 at Maynooth …