John Looby

John Looby

The Irish income tax system - a tyranny of the majority?

The Irish income tax system - a tyranny of the majority?

Budgetary policy in Ireland owes little to political or economic principles

Comment: Is Nama an early riser or late sleeper?

Comment: Is Nama an early riser or late sleeper?

A fire sale has been led by the body set up to avert it, writes John Looby

Comment: Have Central Banks unleashed a sledgehammer in QE?

Comment: Have Central Banks unleashed a sledgehammer in QE?

Similar efforts to stimulate economies have ended badly in the past

Comment: Britain, Brexit, Europe and the lessons of Suez

Comment: Britain, Brexit, Europe and the lessons of Suez

GB Shaw said that ‘we learn from history that we learn nothing from history’, writes John Looby

John Looby: Prague, Brexit, and the dangers of appeasing the extremes

John Looby: Prague, Brexit, and the dangers of appeasing the extremes

Nigel Farage may be gone, but his damaging irrationality stands triumphant

John Looby: After Brexit, ignore the noise and seek quality opportunities instead

John Looby: After Brexit, ignore the noise and seek quality opportunities instead

Investors may feel overwhelming pressure to act now - instead they should simply sit back and enjoy the show

John Looby: Leicester, investing and The Paradox of Skill

John Looby: Leicester, investing and The Paradox of Skill

Unlikely Premier League victors offer a salutary lesson in trying to beat the stock market

High stakes and higher returns with the Dhandho approach

High stakes and higher returns with the Dhandho approach

Comment: Mohnish Pabrai’s book, heavily influenced by Warren Buffett, gets to the heart of the fiendishly simple concept of compound interest

Comment: Will Irish Water move us towards ungovernability?

Comment: Will Irish Water move us towards ungovernability?

In many countries, the road to ungovernability has been paved with populist delusion

How Ireland can thrive within Europe's fiscal constraints

How Ireland can thrive within Europe's fiscal constraints

We need to create Ministers for Capital Investment, Social Cohesion, and Pensions

Promises, popularity and potential disaster

Promises, popularity and potential disaster

Politicians need to be popular. The path to popularity is paved with popular promises. It’s bee...

Corbyn, Trump and telling Paddy the truth

Corbyn, Trump and telling Paddy the truth

The rise of ‘maverick’ political figures shows that people still want something authentic and true

Germans determined that euro’s value will not erode

Germans determined that euro’s value will not erode

Greece has learned the harsh lesson that a currency must be backed by the certainty of credible policy

German orthodoxy has lost out to practical politics

German orthodoxy has lost out to practical politics

Berlin took on Frankfurt. Frankfurt won, at least for now.

National sovereignty is redundant in the modern world

National sovereignty is redundant in the modern world

A sense of ‘sovereignty lost’ pervaded much of the debate here during the troika years. Equat...