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What to do with £ 7.5 billion?

Michael Burke 19/10/2010

Michael Burke: Yesterday, UK Shadow Chancellor Alan Johnson introduced a new policy- increasing taxes on banks in order to finance £7.5bn in …

Impact of TASC Budget Proposals

Michael Burke 15/10/2010

Michael Burke: One of the strange features of the debate on the economy and government finances is that the consensus has solidified around further …

At least we're not Iceland

Michael Burke 01/10/2010

Michael Burke: Over on Irish Economy, Kevin O'Rourke has criticised the Finance Minister for arguing that not allowing a default of bank debt had …


Michael Burke 27/09/2010

Michael Burke: One of the key ways in which fiscal stimulus package have worked in the Euro Area- and the reason why the Irish government's policy …

Q2 GDP - The Irish Depression

Michael Burke 23/09/2010

Michael Burke: The Q2 GDP data published today do little to alleviate the gloom surrounding economic prospects. Both measure of output contracted in …

Lessons from abroad

Michael Burke 20/09/2010

Michael Burke: There is an imminent danger with regard to government finances. The government and its supporters have repeatedly argued that their …

Leakage, and hot air

Michael Burke 13/09/2010

Michael Burke: One of the main objections to the government adopting measures to boost the economy is the concept, or more accurately the notion, of …

Compare and contrast

Michael Burke 06/09/2010

Michael Burke: The yield on Irish 10-year government debt climbed to 5.7% by close of trading on Friday. This is shown in the chart here. This is …

Who benefits from Ireland's (im)balance of payments?

Michael Burke 24/08/2010

Michael Burke: In a recent discussion on this site, there are some important points raised about Ireland's external sector. This follows on from …

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