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National Income and Expenditure 2011

Michael Burke 05/09/2012

Michael Burke: The argument in favour of ‘austerity’ measures is that the overriding objective of policy must be to reduce the government deficit, that this must be done by cutting spending and that there is no alternative to current policies. The release of the latest Irish National Income and Expenditure for 2011 should serve to dispel the …



(V) Curbing growing income inequality

Paul Sweeney 27/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: No public servant is worth more than £1,000 a year. So said De Valera in 1931 (He paid himself more - £1,500 in March 1932 - but this …

(IV) The rise of the new aristocracy

Paul Sweeney 26/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: Mitt Romney’s pay of $42.5m – all unearned – in two years on which he paid an effective income tax rate of only 14.65 per cent …

Draft heads of Personal Insolvency Bill out today- at long last!

Marie Sherlock 25/01/2012

Marie Sherlock: The long awaited heads of the Draft Personal Insolvency Bill was published today and at first glance, there is much to welcome. For …

(III) The squeezed middle

Paul Sweeney 25/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: There has been much discussion on what is called the Squeezed Middle. This refers to those middle class families who are seeing …

(II) The first generation to face lower living standards

Paul Sweeney 24/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: Ireland’s younger generations may be the first since the Post War period not to have higher incomes than those of their parents. The …

(I) What has happened to incomes since the crash?

Paul Sweeney 23/01/2012

Paul Sweeney: This is the first of five posts examining trends in living standards in the past, present and the likely future. As we explore the …

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