The Ireland We Want: News Update from TASC

1st September 2020

The Future We Want V1

FEPS TASC Brief: Time to Care !
Work, life and inequality in the care economy
 

Based on the forthcoming FEPS-TASC report “Cherishing All Equally: inequality and the care economy”, this brief examines how the distribution of care work creates inequalities in a European context. The brief is authored by Robert Sweeney of TASC and Laeticia Thissen of FEPS. Read the brief here

 

Internal debate a true measure of Coalition Government’s strength by Shana Cohen 

This article was first published in The Irish Times on 12 August, 2020. 

After his death, the media referred consistently to John Hume’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech, where he expressed his admiration for how the European Union had succeeded in finding unity across diversity. He stated that “The answer to difference is to respect it. Therein lies a most fundamental principle of peace – respect for diversity.” Read on here

 

Diverse Thinking and Coalition Government
The value of debate by David Jacobson

All this supports the argument that coalitions of parties with different perspectives may be better in difficult times, facing complex issues, than single party cabinets dominated by uniform perspectives. Read on here

 

Tech Alone Won't Save Us 
How social science can fix tech-based inequality by Tyler West

While the belief that technology will play an increasingly central role in 21st-century life is commonly accepted, the exponential increase in technological dependence during COVID-19 has caught even technophiles off-guard. Read on here

 

Media enquiries should be directed to:

Shana Cohen
Email: scohen@tasc.ie
Tel: +353 1 6169050

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