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Diverse Thinking and Coalition Government

David Jacobson 18/08/2020

In her article in yesterday’s Irish Times, Shana Cohen extols the virtue of diverse thinking, especially for “devising solutions to difficult and complex issues”. She writes of the delay in introducing lockdown in response to the pandemic in Texas as an example of where slavish compliance with central Republican policy was inappropriate. …



The need for diversity in policy advice

Peadar Kirby 20/06/2011

Peadar Kirby: When speaking to the NESC on Friday last, the Taoiseach Enda Kenny made a point that, if taken seriously, has the potential to address …

Crisis shedding light on the Irish state

Peadar Kirby 17/11/2010

Peadar Kirby: We may live in very exceptional times, in which the speed of how the Irish crisis is developing is literally breathtaking. Yet, for all …

The Irish Credit Bubble

Slí Eile 29/12/2009

Slí Eile: Here is a link to an interesting paper by economist Morgan Kelly at UCD.

Facing up to inequality

Peadar Kirby 07/07/2009

Peadar Kirby: Tasc's survey of public opinion on inequality in Irish society is both welcome and significant. One of the remarkable and disturbing …

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Shana Cohen

Dr. Shana Cohen is the Director of TASC. She studied at Princeton University and at the …

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