Category: Inequality


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 …

Fiddling while Europe burns

Paul Sweeney 07/06/2012

Paul Sweeney: Today’s Financial Times tells us that in an effort to persuade Spain to accept a bailout, “unlike earlier bailouts for Greece, …

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 …

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