Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella

Articles by Stephen Kinsella

Stephen Kinsella: Why can't we fix healthcare?

Stephen Kinsella: Why can't we fix healthcare?

It’s the system, stupid

Economic Outlook 2017: The start of a new age of anxiety

Economic Outlook 2017: The start of a new age of anxiety

On the advent of ‘Global Trumpism’, Stephen Kinsella, Ireland’s economic commentator of the year, reflects on its potential to destabilise the Irish economy

Public Pay: Good data makes for good policy

Public Pay: Good data makes for good policy

If we are to consider public pay and private pay in the right way, we need better data on public sector pay, terms, conditions and security

Rent control: brought forth by the healer

Rent control: brought forth by the healer

Rent controls help those currently renting and harm those seeking to rent in the future

Stephen Kinsella: Strange days indeed

Stephen Kinsella: Strange days indeed

The era of globalisation we have enjoyed since the 1970s may well be coming to an end

Stephen Kinsella: How do you evaluate an emotional claim?

Stephen Kinsella: How do you evaluate an emotional claim?

Governing is about making decisions. Sometimes those decisions are life and death

Stephen Kinsella: Evincing the emotion of housing

Stephen Kinsella: Evincing the emotion of housing

The role of the Central Bank is to be dispassionate and independent. It has tweaked the rules once. Will it change them again?

Stephen Kinsella: The economics of populism

Stephen Kinsella: The economics of populism

Populist politicians promise higher spending and lower taxes – which, of course, means higher borrowing. That brings with it a heavy price, not only for our rapidly ageing generation, but for our children too

The government doesn’t have the cash, so why are we talking pay?

The government doesn’t have the cash, so why are we talking pay?

We have gone bust as a country three times since Independence and clearly no-one has learned from the experience

Will robots eat your job? A Snapshot of a global economy in flux

Will robots eat your job? A Snapshot of a global economy in flux

Excellent writing humanising technical material and one of the most important topics out there

Stephen Kinsella: When losers from globalisation outnumber the winners, expect changes

Stephen Kinsella: When losers from globalisation outnumber the winners, expect changes

Exit polls from last week’s US elections show the divide clearly

Stephen Kinsella: Trump's victory strengthens forces of populism

Stephen Kinsella: Trump's victory strengthens forces of populism

Trump's election emboldens those who favour de-globalisation which is not good news for Ireland, writes Stephen Kinsella

Profile Mark Carney: The Guv’nor

Profile Mark Carney: The Guv’nor

The British media has turned on the only steady hand in the post-Brexit confusion

The fatal flaw of the populist approach

The fatal flaw of the populist approach

Despite their promises, populists don’t do things differently when in power, as they have to operate within the same constraints as everyone else

Anti-Social Partnership: Ireland's fractious industrial relationship

Anti-Social Partnership: Ireland's fractious industrial relationship

Stephen Kinsella, Susan Mitchell, Michael Brennan and Francesca Comyn on Ireland's public sector pay problem