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Victims of a growing economic divide

Victims of a growing economic divide

The landslide vote to repeal the Eighth Amendment was delivered by a mobilised youth. But this very generation, authors of such radical social change, are the victims of a growing economic divide between young and old

Ireland and the new world order

Ireland and the new world order

Ireland is a winner when it comes to globalisation. But things are changing. The lesson of history is that ideas matter; that institutions matter. We are not spending nearly enough time discussing either

Stephen Kinsella: The squeezed middle are not as squeezed as we might think

Stephen Kinsella: The squeezed middle are not as squeezed as we might think

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

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Stephen Kinsella on Economics

Why can’t we have an entrepreneurial state for domestic Irish companies? We’re not a poor country any more. We can do a lot of the innovating ourselves, as the four smart chaps in Intercom show us is possible.

Stephen Kinsella on economics

Stephen Kinsella on economics

The travails of Facebook and Trump have highlighted the fact that Ireland needs a new industrial model

Stephen Kinsella on Trade Wars

Stephen Kinsella on Trade Wars

Tariffs are idiotic. Almost everyone loses. Trump’s dismal economics will hurt everyone but US steel manufacturers and himself, and see friends of the US coming cap in hand to Washington for exemptions

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland’s rental timebomb

Stephen Kinsella: Ireland’s rental timebomb

Caps on rent are not working, home loans are being offloaded to vulture funds, and the government’s slow response to structural changes in Irish society will be interpreted as doing nothing

Internet and tech giants think tax is only for the little people

Internet and tech giants think tax is only for the little people

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

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

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

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

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