Turkey’s economy got out of control because politicians, desperate to hold onto power, used the levers of power to purchase an electoral victory, and the economy overheated from an excess of credit. We know exactly what that feels like.
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The state will end up carrying the can to roll out broadband to the furthest parts of the country. We must remember what the new public management scholars taught us to forget. The state is the only one who can do it, so the state should be the only one to do it
No doubt there are more scandals to come, largely consequence-free for the individuals found culpable. Banks, put simply, are crisis-generating institutions. No bank has been scandal-free. Trackers? They knew what they were doing. They did it anyway.
US president Donald Trump has a new campaign slogan, ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’, as well as new tariffs on imports from China, and possibly the EU. With the highest debt per capita in the EU, the new US policy could pose a big risk to our economy
The economy isn’t overheating right now. But we do need to put additional resources into capital spending and construction
Stephen Kinsella argues that Ireland can take a boom in construction to avoid a bust everywhere else
But they do need the cash to save to alleviate the service bottlenecks they face now. What needs to change is the infrastructural provisions around health, education and housing
From Apple’s Orwellian doublespeak to Google’s continued use of the ‘double Irish’, it’s clear that corporations see being taxed as beneath them
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