Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

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.

Good riddance to budget kites

Good riddance to budget kites

I expect we’ll have much ado about everything except property taxes in Budget 2018

Stephen Kinsella On Property Tax

Stephen Kinsella On Property Tax

The push for property price increases is polluting the housing system. Can we fix it? Yes, by a proper use of the property tax

Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

In her Florence speech, prime minister Theresa May conceded two of the major debating points of the first round of Brexit negotiations

Stephen Kinsella On Economics

Stephen Kinsella On Economics

The real question for the next few years is this: can workers expect to see wage increases in line with their productivity?

Stephen Kinsella: A 'nearly frictionless' border is Brexiteer fiction

Stephen Kinsella: A 'nearly frictionless' border is Brexiteer fiction

Crossing the ‘soft’ US/Canada border takes ten to 30 minutes. A frictionless border is the result of magical thinking by Brexiteers

'Britain hasn’t a clue what it is doing'

'Britain hasn’t a clue what it is doing'

British civil servants are making it up and peppering soundbites and position papers with weasel words. What has happened to the people who once ran an empire?