Category: Politics


Homogeneity and economics

Slí Eile 11/07/2009

Slí Eile: John Fanning of McConnell’s Advertising is quoted to support the argument for local branding and non-repeatable …

Facing up to inequality

Peadar Kirby 07/07/2009

Peadar Kirby: Tasc's survey of public opinion on inequality in Irish society is both welcome and significant. One of the remarkable and disturbing …

Cuts and economic activity

Michael Taft 06/07/2009

Michael Taft: While we await the publication (or, at least, the drawn-out leaking) of the An Bord Snip Nua report, it is well to be reminded of the …

Trust, Empathy and Trade

Slí Eile 03/07/2009

Sli Eile: That norms of trust, empathy and cooperation underpin the simplest of economic transactions has been a recognised fact by economists back …

"The only show in town?"

Slí Eile 25/06/2009

Slí Eile: In recent days, there has been a rush of reports (including EMU Public Finances 2009, IMF Report on Irish Economy, OECD Economic Outlook …

Guest post: Growing the economy

Michael Taft 15/06/2009

Michael Taft: UNITE the union has published a set of economic proposals – Growing the Economy – as a challenge; both to the orthodoxy which …

Bloated public sector wages?: Mythbusters 101 sequel

Slí Eile 11/06/2009

Sli Eile: In a previous post, Mythbusters 101: Wages in the Irish Public Sector, I examined the available evidence in regard to public sector wages …

Mythbusters 101: Wages in the Irish public sector

Slí Eile 05/06/2009

Sli Eile: Are incomes, on average, higher in the public sector than in the private sector? Note the reference to ‘incomes’ and not ‘wages’ in …

Surely we can do better than this?

Slí Eile 28/05/2009

Sli Eile: Writing in the Irish Times, Michael Casey a former chief economist with the Central Bank argues that a ‘Change of Government will not …

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