Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Paper dragon

Paper dragon

The scary beast of Chinese devaluation has been terrifying markets. But it should hold no fears for those who know that what is happening to the yuan is part of a long-term plan

Nama is a moral hazard generator

Nama is a moral hazard generator

Nama debtors have been emboldened by their experience

Do we work for the banks, or make them work for us?

Do we work for the banks, or make them work for us?

Banks are on the way back. AIB will be sold within a year. Bank of Ireland is set to make a €1 billion profit.

Stephen Kinsella: Minimum wage: relax – the sky won’t fall in

Stephen Kinsella: Minimum wage: relax – the sky won’t fall in

Raising the minimum wage will have a relatively small effect on the labour market and employers’ bottom lines

Why I’m glad to help NED

Why I’m glad to help NED

The National Economic Dialogue is not Social Partnership Lite – it’s far better, as its deliberations will show

The five questions Ahern needs to answer

The five questions Ahern needs to answer

1. During your time as Taoiseach, the price of a home in the area in which you lived more than do...

Osborne goes full Tory with a vengeance

Osborne goes full Tory with a vengeance

The British budget shows what happens when the Conservative Party has a majority: it openly favours the wealthy and increases inequality

Absolute power, absolute accountability

Absolute power, absolute accountability

As minister you can do almost anything, but you are answerable for everything

Greek euro exit would scar a generation

Greek euro exit would scar a generation

If Greece leaves the euro, the country faces years of life-altering hyperinflation and turmoil. And the eurozone faces severe instability.

Greece runs out of cash as crisis enters final act

Greece runs out of cash as crisis enters final act

The troika’s strategy has created an unsustainable debt spiral which has pushed the country to the very edge of the abyss

Free GP care is a misuse of scarce resources

Free GP care is a misuse of scarce resources

It’s fatuous to pretend that GPs are immune from the laws of economics

Why are SMEs getting squeezed?

Why are SMEs getting squeezed?

SFA Conference: The coalition needs to gear the next budget towards the backbone of our economy

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

Stephen Kinsella: In control? No quick fix for rental market

We had rent control in Ireland between the 1940s and 1980s, and they didn’t work then

Pay deal spells  less cash for services

Pay deal spells less cash for services

The lack of trust in how tax is spent is the public sector’s own fault

Recovery is spread unevenly

Recovery is spread unevenly

Ireland’s unemployment levels are falling fast, but many areas are not feeling much of the recovery