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Invest, tax and restore spending cuts: Challenging the deflationary orthodoxy

Michael Taft 23/09/2010

Michael Taft: Previous posts by Paul Sweeney and Sinéad Pentony refer to articles from two newspapers which occupy different ideological zones. Yet they point to similar conclusions that TASC bloggers have been discussing for some time – the failure of the Government’s deflationary policies. Even the ESRI found these policies would fail to …



Were we reckless spenders?

Tom McDonnell 20/08/2010

Tom McDonnell: Tuesday’s €1.5 billion bond auction by the National Treasury Management Agency ensures that Ireland will successfully get through …

Who will pay the inevitable tax increases?

Nat O'Connor 10/05/2010

Nat O'Connor: As part of our analysis of the Finance Act 2010 we looked at the national finances. An Saoi has pointed out that tax revenue is more or …

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