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Panic on world markets

Michael Burke 05/08/2011

Michael Burke: International business news and other TV channels are offering a Babel-like interpretation of the current slump in world financial …

All roads lead to Berlin

Michael Burke 25/07/2011

Michael Burke: The details of the latest EU Summit remain sketchy and on the surface overwhelmingly relate to Greece alone. The Agreement reached by …

Why Irish debt is cut to junk status

Michael Burke 13/07/2011

Michael Burke: Moody’s is the first of the credit ratings agencies to cut Irish government debt to below investment grade – the sovereign debt is …

Headline growth

Michael Burke 23/06/2011

Michael Burke: Irish Economy Grows Fastest In Three Years, runs one headline on the Blooomberg news agency. It would be great to think that after all …

The realm of forgetting

Michael Burke 18/06/2011

Michael Burke: I’m guessing that Dan O’Brien may not be every reader of this blog’s favourite economic commentator. Just a hunch. But reading a …

The madness of the drive to lower wages

Michael Burke 30/05/2011

Michael Burke: IBEC’s attack on the JLC wage setting mechanisms in order to drive pay lower is not simply morally indefensible. It is economically …

A chink of light ...

Michael Burke 11/05/2011

Michael Burke: In the furore about the recent Morgan Kelly article in the Irish Times, in which he advocates a debt default, there has been very …

12.5 per cent is no solution

Michael Burke 13/04/2011

Michael Burke: The Irish Times reports that the new Taoiseach refused to countenance any upward adjustment of the corporate tax rate in exchange for …

How much is the taxpayer on the hook for?

Michael Burke 05/04/2011

Michael Burke: Frightening people into submission is a fairly easy trick. One tactic is to frighten them with an outlandish demand – then soften …

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