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Book review and summary: "Deaths of despair: the future of capitalism"

Paul Sweeney 12/08/2020

This book will give you a greater understanding of why so many people support Donald Trump. It will also shock you with some of the statistics and make you wonder. Anne Case and Angus Deaton are leading economists at Princeton. Deaton won the Nobel prize for economics in 2015. The title of the book comes from the great number of deaths of …



New Department of Finance Economics and Banking Divisions

Nat O'Connor 11/05/2012

Nat O'Connor: The Department of Finance has established an Economics Division to focus on economic planning and performance monitoring. (RTÉ report …

The Economics Anti-Textbook....at last some fresh thinking on economics

John Barry 24/07/2010

John Barry: Have just received a review copy of The Economics Anti-Textbook: A Critical Thinker's Guide to Micro-economics by Rod Hill and Tony Myatt …

Creating a Truly Democratic Culture

Colm O'Doherty 25/08/2009

Colm O'Doherty: Michael D. Higgins article in the Irish Times on Saturday sought to engage with the real issue facing Irish people – “what sort …

Towards a New Political Economy

Paula Clancy 23/02/2009

Paula Clancy: Welcome to progressive-economy@tasc. Economics has been described as the 'dismal science'. Economists are often stereotyped as …

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