Wednesday January 22, 2020

Stephen Kinsella on economics

Charities do good work, but given the sensitive work they do, and the funding they receive, as organisations they deserve our scrutiny

21st April, 2019

Today I want to talk about Ireland’s charities.

Charity as an institutional idea began in 1860, at least in Ireland, and it began in a serious way in the 1980s. As the chart shows, the initial trickle of charities between 1860 and 1980 became a torrent after the 1980s. This was partly because of changes in the tax system, and partly due to increased government funding of the sector. The chart shows the...

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