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The Irish Entrepreneurial State

Paul Sweeney 11/06/2018

In my last blog I looked at the Wild Atlantic Way as a good example of entrepreneurial thinking by public employees of the Irish state. Mariana Mazzucato has pointed out how many so-called private innovations were actually state-led and state-funded.   My point, like Mazzucato’s, is to address the anti-public sector bias which dominates …



Unaffordable commentary

Michael Taft 23/05/2010

Michael Taft: We will never find the answers to our severe economic problems until we ground our debate in facts. Take the issue of wages and labour …

Why wage cuts are not a good thing

23/07/2009

This post was written by Professor Terrence McDonough of the Department of Economics in NUIG in May. Given the current debate on pay levels (whether …

Pay Cuts and Deflation

Paul Sweeney 17/03/2009

Paul Sweeney: Many economists and commentators are still arguing, very strongly and with great certainty, that pay cuts will be the major part of the …

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