Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella: Apparently, we have never been wealthier. So why are most people not feeling it?

Stephen Kinsella: Apparently, we have never been wealthier. So why are most people not feeling it?

In truth, we do not live in the best of times. Nor do we live in the worst of times. We know the current risks to our economy and we can manage them – and prepare ourselves for the next crisis

A lesson for Ireland as NZ’s farmers thrive in adversity

A lesson for Ireland as NZ’s farmers thrive in adversity

Predictions of the destruction of rural life in New Zealand after the removal of farm subsidies in 1984 proved highly exaggerated. There is a lot we can learn from what happened in the decades since then

Will 2018 be the year of combobulation?

Will 2018 be the year of combobulation?

The past two years were defined by huge political and economic shocks. But 2018 will tell us much more about their actual implications and consequences

Tax, planning, inequality and Facebook in Ireland

Tax, planning, inequality and Facebook in Ireland

The levels of inequality in countries like the US are reaching points last seen during the 1930s. So where does that leave Facebook and its tax planning?

Stephen Kinsella: A massive capitulation by Britain. A stunning victory for Ireland and the EU

Stephen Kinsella: A massive capitulation by Britain. A stunning victory for Ireland and the EU

A way for the DUP to climb down gracefully. The substance of last Monday’s deal remains. You can almost hear the Twister splat.

Stephen Kinsella on Brexit

Stephen Kinsella on Brexit

Britain’s negotiating position for Brexit reflects a kind of magical thinking approach the rest of the EU doesn’t and will not share - and we shouldn’t either

Stephen Kinsella: It is not in Ireland’s interests to hold an election now

Stephen Kinsella: It is not in Ireland’s interests to hold an election now

In fact, as the first phase of Brexit negotiations comes to an end it is lunacy

Ireland’s classic problem

Ireland’s classic problem

There is nothing more Procrustean than our approach to housing, where a situation is being tailored to fit an arbitrary standard

Four challenges facing Lane’s Central Bank

Four challenges facing Lane’s Central Bank

Stephen Kinsella takes a look at some issues likely to arise in the near future

Paradise Papers: The morality argument is futile

Paradise Papers: The morality argument is futile

Research by Berkeley economist Gabriel Zucman shows more than 10 per cent of all global wealth is now held in tax havens

Stephen Kinsella On Childcare

Stephen Kinsella On Childcare

The reason many young families are broke is our broken childcare model. Good policies can fix that

Tracker issue not a scandal, but a feature of the system

Tracker issue not a scandal, but a feature of the system

It is funny how the entire banking system engaged in this behaviour and has similar amounts of compensation in mind. There’s a word for that: collusion.

Stephen Kinsella: The economics of climate change

Stephen Kinsella: The economics of climate change

Ophelia was just a little taste of what awaits Ireland in the future, unless we get our act together on climate change. But can preventive measures be forced through, even if it isn’t already too late?

A slow, boring grind to a changed Ireland in 2021

A slow, boring grind to a changed Ireland in 2021

Get used to budgets without a big bang: they are part of a process that serves to benefit us all

What Paschal Donohoe learned from Richard Thaler

What Paschal Donohoe learned from Richard Thaler

We can’t think carefully about the future and sometimes we’re all just a bit mad. Thaler is one of the fathers of the field of behavioural economics. Today’s budget has all the features Thaler studied.