Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Everyone should pay their fair share

Everyone should pay their fair share

You might say it’s just ‘soak the rich’ populism, but a wealth tax makes economic and political sense

In  Janet  we   trust?

In Janet we trust?

With the US economy bucking the global trend, Fed chair Janet Yellen has cut global markets some slack, just for now, by keeping US rates steady

That old chestnut: it’s the economy, stupid

That old chestnut: it’s the economy, stupid

The coalition parties will be happy with a recovering economy and the chance to put some cash in the voters’ pockets in Budget 2016

Stephen Kinsella: Bet on it - the house will always win

Stephen Kinsella: Bet on it - the house will always win

We are in for a period of low growth, low inflation and low yield for some time to come

Storm in a China teacup

Storm in a China teacup

China’s problems don’t signal the end of the world: a stagnant Europe and Brexit pose bigger dangers for us. So keep calm, think economic cycles, and come out of the bunker

Emerging economies  starting to wobble

Emerging economies starting to wobble

From China to Libya, the signs from emerging economies show a significant threat to growth. And all that small nations like Ireland can do is wait for the dust to settle across the globe

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.