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A Progressive Development (growth) Policy for Europe

Paul Sweeney 29/11/2016

Did you know that last year 22.9 million people in the EU were unemployed, of which, a staggering 10.9 million people were long-term unemployed. At the current pace of reduction, the unemployment rate would take 7 years to return to its pre-crisis level in Europe. This is one of the many interesting points in a new economic study from European …



Revolt of the Rich

Nat O'Connor 08/10/2012

Nat O'Connor: A concern with the "predatory super-rich" as the new secessionists in the USA is very clearly articulated in this article ('Revolt of …

Property Tax (Capital v Income)

Nat O'Connor 19/07/2010

Nat O'Connor: The Minister for Finance has rightly pointed out that any property tax - a tax on capital - must still be paid out of income (Irish …

Wealthy Germans Call for Wealth Tax

Nat O'Connor 30/10/2009

Nat O'Connor: The BBC reports that "A group of rich Germans has launched a petition calling for the government to make wealthy people pay higher …

New TASC survey shows 85% believe wealth distribution is unfair

06/07/2009

Survey results published by TASC today show that 85% of respondents believe wealth distribution in Ireland is unfair, and an equal number (85%) …

Wealth in a downturn

Paul Sweeney 29/04/2009

Paul Sweeney: Most of the banks and financial sector economists, especially those paid under the banks’ Marketing Budgets (as apposed to those bank …

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