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Why Brexit will be good for Ireland’s economy

A glance at official figures on Ireland’s international trade Continue reading

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When liberalism becomes a modern affront to prosperity

Society has been taught the price of anything, compromising the value of everything. Continue reading

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Why the Irish media is wrong about Brexit

The founding principle of the European Economic Community was “to preserve peace and liberty and to lay the foundations of an ever closer union among the peoples of Europe”. In the centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising, it is curious … Continue reading

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A recovery built on rising rents

There is a reason why the recovery is coinciding with a rise in rental prices. And rental prices are being driven by US vulture funds, who plan to sell once they make 30% profit. Continue reading

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Would you sacrifice wealth to create income equality?

French economist Thomas Piketty sparked a global debate on income inequality last year with the publication of his best-selling book, Capital in the Twenty-First Century. His essential argument was that growth of invested capital would outpace growth of income. As … Continue reading

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Reducing everything to the economy misses the point

Catalonia is ramping up efforts for an independence referendum following Scotland’s vote on 18 September. As Spain’s main economic engine, there is grave concern that the region – home to Barcelona – could conceivably leave the country. Unlike in the … Continue reading

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Ireland: time to take pride in austerity

It’s been a tough five years for Ireland. Austerity has been the persistent keyword for half a decade. Old and young have suffered most, with the squeezed middle using the last of their disposable income to soak up the many … Continue reading

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