Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

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

Noonan and the jobless

Noonan and the jobless

Michael Noonan’s comments about people who ‘will never work’ show how out of touch he is with the reality of what is actually happening to the long-term unemployed

Spring Statement: This balancing act deserves applause

Spring Statement: This balancing act deserves applause

Sure, there was a degree of backslapping, but the spring statement by Noonan and Howlin was impressive in a number of ways

For Ireland, it’s a tax strategy or bust

For Ireland, it’s a tax strategy or bust

We have gone bust three times since independence, each time largely because of the composition of our tax structure

Main event promises more than stunts and soundbites

Main event promises more than stunts and soundbites

As the banking inquiry prepares to question the big players, political grandstanding is the last thing we need

Europe: the crisis is over

Europe: the crisis is over

The economic threat has abated. But Germany may run out of patience with Greece

No return to backroom deals

No return to backroom deals

Why do you pay your taxes? One school of thought says you pay through gritted teeth b...

Dullards reign in a new world

Dullards reign in a new world

Nothing is normal any more as central banks intervene in markets in a big way around the globe