Category: Inequality


Joseph Stiglitz on the price of inequality

06/06/2012

[...] America has the highest level of inequality of any of the advanced countries – and its gap with the rest has been widening. In the …

TASC submission on unemployment

Sinéad Pentony 22/05/2012

Sinéad Pentony: In a submission to the Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Social Protection and Education, TASC has looked at a number of key questions. …

Guest post by Arthur Doohan (II): Debt realities

Arthur Doohan 22/05/2012

Arthur Doohan: In five years we have gone from being the "pinup stars" for EU growth to being the "posterchildren" for austerity and, like a nodding …

So what do the markets think?

16/05/2012

The victory of Francois Hollande in the French Presidential contest provides a further insight into the operation of the bond markets. It is …

Will the Fiscal Treaty Cost Us?

Michael Taft 08/05/2012

Michael Taft: Will the Fiscal Treaty – in particular, the notorious structural deficit rule – require additional austerity? John McHale of the …

The ECB and the Forthcoming Referendum

James Stewart 26/04/2012

Jim Stewart: A recent speech delivered by Mr Asmussen (Executive Director of the ECB) at a seminar organised by the IIEA in Dublin (The Irish Case …

Power, Trust and the Household Charge

Sheila Killian 16/04/2012

Sheila Killian: This afternoon Erich Kirchler gave a very interesting seminar here at the Kemmy Business School on the factors that affect taxpayer …

A 'closer look at Estonia'

Michael Burke 16/04/2012

Michael Burke: ‘Those who declare with infinite certainty that spending cuts and tax increases cannot work, or that there is no example of an …

Agreement and Difference with Minister Howlin

Nat O'Connor 12/04/2012

Nat O'Connor: Minister Brendan Howlin’s opinion piece in the Irish Times is to be welcomed. It is valuable to have a Government Minister engaging …

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