Some economic indicators tell us nothing about our quality of life
Inflation figures do not measure the cost of living, and in our hyper-globalised economy it’s not always easy to count what’s real and what’s not
Ireland is not representative of the political and economic trend across the rich democracies of the world. A decade of austerity since the great financial crisis has created popular support for anti-system politics. Centre-left and centre-right parties are being challenged by new parties and new political movements on the left and right. Most countries are grappling with secular stagnation – zero inflation and weak economic and employment growth. This is not the case in Ireland.
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