Tagged with: inequality


How can the agricultural sector engage a Just Transition?

Sean McCabe 25/02/2019

How can the agricultural sector in Ireland participate in a Just Transition to constructively address inequality in the sector and tackle climate change? Agriculture is not only a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions in Ireland, it is also the most unequal sector in the Irish economy in terms of income. When it comes to climate …



Nationalism and nation

Colm O'Doherty 28/01/2019

I am a long-term admirer of Fintan O’ Toole’s writing but in his recent analysis of the factors which triggered Brexit (Not just the economy, …

A divided state

Paula Clancy 02/01/2019

Dr. Paula Clancy is founding director of the independent, progressive Think Tank TASC (Think Tank for Action on Social Change) which she helped set …

GDP and its alternatives

Robert Sweeney 04/04/2018

Perhaps no other single number or indicator receives as much attention as the total output of an economy. The standard measure for this is gross …

IMF Study of Downward Share of Labour Income is Recognition of the Major Economic Issue of our Time

Paul Sweeney 15/05/2017

A new IMF study of the downward share of labour income is some more recognition by the elite of a major economic and social issue of our time. With …

Is Ireland Getting More Equal?

James Wickham 12/02/2017

Latest CSO figures... On February 1st the CSO released the latest Irish results of the EU-SILC (European Union Survey on Income and Living …

Prof Brian Nolan on Inequality - A complex issue explained.

29/12/2016

At TASC, the main focus is on inequality and most readers of Progressive Economy probably have a good understanding of this complex issue. We publish …

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