Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

The political perils of good economics

The political perils of good economics

Ruairi Quinn was Ireland’s best ever finance minister. And nobody wants to emulate him

Let’s not return to social partnership

Let’s not return to social partnership

We couldn’t afford social partnership during the boom – we certainly can’t now

Politicians show why they shouldn’t own an airline

Politicians show why they shouldn’t own an airline

Stephen Kinsella: Electoral considerations are fouling the air around the IAG bid for Aer Lingus. The real story is commercial self-interest bashing off political self-interest

Iceland’s way or Ireland’s way?

Iceland’s way or Ireland’s way?

Iceland has sent four former bankers to prison, but the Revenue Commissioners here, as in Britain, do not intend to pursue criminal tax avoiders in the HSBC scandal

Only ending austerity will help Greece

Only ending austerity will help Greece

The country has done enough and suffered enough: Europe must now help its economy to grow

It was the most dramatic move in ECB history: a 13-figure gamble...

It was the most dramatic move in ECB history: a 13-figure gamble...

We will have healthier sovereign banks and healthier corporates. Households won’t feel the QE love, but you can't have everything

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

Currency trading is not for the faint hearted even at the best of times. At the end of last week,...

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

Swiss roll the dice on economic future

The sudden move by the Swiss central bank caused panic on currency markets last week. It also damaged the bank’s credibility and is likely to hurt the economy it’s trying to protect

Draghi finally gets ready to prime the European pump with QE  fuel

Draghi finally gets ready to prime the European pump with QE fuel

Stephen Kinsella What form will Europe’s QE take, and how will it work? Will the average taxpayer feel its benefits? Could it even go down the radical road of central banks putting money directly into people’s pockets?

The large print giveth and the small print taketh away

The large print giveth and the small print taketh away

Stephen Kinsella: A hard look at the reality of domestic demand and employment reveals why people aren’t feeling a recovery in their pockets

Looking beyond black gold

Looking beyond black gold

Commentators and conspiracy theorists are hyperventilating over falling oil prices, but they need to see the bigger picture

Inquiry looks at long road to crisis

Inquiry looks at long road to crisis

Stephen Kinsella: The banking inquiry will seek to understand how the crisis that led to the 2008 bank guarantee developed from as far back as 1992. But can its members resist the temptation to engage in political grandstanding?