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Major Issues where Mainstream Economists Failed - Part 1

Paul Sweeney 04/07/2023

In the last blog, I examined the President of Ireland's speech critical of the lack of heterodoxy (or differences) in Irish economics. I argued that while the mainstream economic policies pursued in Ireland had led to substantial economic development and also in improved life satisfaction in recent decades, there were times, especially in the …



Time to make AIB an Irish citizens' bank

Paul Sweeney 13/03/2017

The Government strategy for privatising AIB has focused solely on the art of the deal – the price, how much to sell, and when to sell our 99 per …

Company law as another beggar-my-neighbour policy?

Jan Cremers 12/03/2017

Since the introduction of the European internal market, company law has been increasingly judged in terms of its impact on ‘competitiveness’. …

The modern company: too important to be left to the shareholders alone?

James Wickham 15/02/2017

Is there only one way to run a company? If any group of people get together for a common economic activity, must they organise themselves as if they …

Ethics and regulation: complements, not alternatives

15/05/2013

Last week former Taoiseach and President of IFSC Ireland, John Bruton, said that the banking industry needed "to focus on ethics rather than …

Are worker directors good for business?

Aoife Ní Lochlainn 16/07/2012

Aoife Ní Lochlainn: TASC has today published a report on Worker Directors in Ireland, Good for Business? Worker Participation on Boards. This …

The four factors shifting power away from workers and citizens

Paul Sweeney 23/09/2011

Paul Sweeney: In developed countries, there has been a decline in labour’s share of national income going to wages for many years. This has major …

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