Stephen Kinsella, Opinion /

Where will workers be when the world changes?

Where will workers be when the world changes?

Unions must reinvent themselves in order to respond to the current technological, financial, and global revolutions

What does a trade war mean for Ireland?

What does a trade war mean for Ireland?

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

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

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

An old challenge for a new generation

An old challenge for a new generation

Nearly 70 years after Ireland opened its economy to the world, countries like the UAE are following suit

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

The state is talking out of both sides of its mouth

The state is talking out of both sides of its mouth

A public sector management that is insulated from the negative effects of its decisions will get worse, not better

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 teachers’ pay

Stephen Kinsella on teachers’ pay

Teachers’ conferences are largely about pay, not meaningful reform

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 on tax avoidance

Stephen Kinsella on tax avoidance

Paschal Donohoe admonished Irish tax planners last week, telling them he wants Ireland to compete ‘from a position of legitimacy’

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

Stephen Kinsella on Ireland’s generation game

Stephen Kinsella on Ireland’s generation game

Handwringing on the housing crisis is hypocrisy if you rush to object to every development that might hit the value of your own home