Category: Investment


Invest, tax and restore spending cuts: Challenging the deflationary orthodoxy

Michael Taft 23/09/2010

Michael Taft: Previous posts by Paul Sweeney and Sinéad Pentony refer to articles from two newspapers which occupy different ideological zones. Yet …

Killing three birds with the one stone: education improves equality

Rory O'Farrell 07/09/2010

Rory O'Farrell: While access to education is usually thought of in terms of equality of opportunity, it can also lead to equality of outcome. The …

Destroying the Public Sphere?

James Wickham 26/08/2010

James Wickham: The terms of reference for the ‘Review Group on State Assets...’ are about ‘asset disposal’ in the public sector. What do we …

The Leaving Cert is not Education

Nat O'Connor 18/08/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Leaving Certificate results are out today. It is appropriate that there is something of a debate going on about whether or not we …

China (III) - Beijing's scramble for Africa

Paul Sweeney 30/07/2010

Paul Sweeney: This is the third of four (maybe five) posts on China. The first examined Chinese investment and the second FDI in China and its impact …

Who needs higher education anyway

James Wickham 21/07/2010

James Wickham: To nobody’s surprise, the forthcoming Hunt Report on higher education will apparently recommend the re-introduction of student fees. …

China (II) - Investment in China

Paul Sweeney 18/07/2010

Paul Sweeney: Many thanks to all those who commented on the first post. A few responses are made by me on that post for those who are interested. …

China: (I) - Investment Strategy and lessons for Ireland

Paul Sweeney 11/07/2010

Paul Sweeney: When the Chinese state becomes one of the biggest shareholders in Guinness’ parent, and Volvo is bought by an obscure Chinese …

The knowledge crisis

Peadar Kirby 02/07/2010

Peadar Kirby: A debate spluttered into life over the last week or so that added yet another crisis to the growing list of crises we are living …

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