Stephen Kinsella, Opinion /

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

A lesson for Ireland as NZ’s farmers thrive in adversity

A lesson for Ireland as NZ’s farmers thrive in adversity

Predictions of the destruction of rural life in New Zealand after the removal of farm subsidies in 1984 proved highly exaggerated. There is a lot we can learn from what happened in the decades since then

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

Tax, planning, inequality and Facebook in Ireland

Tax, planning, inequality and Facebook in Ireland

The levels of inequality in countries like the US are reaching points last seen during the 1930s. So where does that leave Facebook and its tax planning?

Stephen Kinsella: It is not in Ireland’s interests to hold an election now

Stephen Kinsella: It is not in Ireland’s interests to hold an election now

In fact, as the first phase of Brexit negotiations comes to an end it is lunacy

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

Good riddance to budget kites

Good riddance to budget kites

I expect we’ll have much ado about everything except property taxes in Budget 2018

Stephen Kinsella On Property Tax

Stephen Kinsella On Property Tax

The push for property price increases is polluting the housing system. Can we fix it? Yes, by a proper use of the property tax

Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

Brexit fantasy can’t survive contact with cold reality

In her Florence speech, prime minister Theresa May conceded two of the major debating points of the first round of Brexit negotiations

Stephen Kinsella On Economics

Stephen Kinsella On Economics

The real question for the next few years is this: can workers expect to see wage increases in line with their productivity?