Secular stagnation matters, and it comes from the interplay of a number of factors including demography, inequality, education and debt. In the Irish case, the evidence is mixed, but in the European case it is clear the risk of secular stagnation is real.
Unexamined truths can be damaging, especially when they are the foundation for State-wide policies.
We know what the Anglo tapes sounded like.
What would the BOI tapes sound like? Or the AIB tapes? Or the Permo tapes?
How much do you want to pay in taxes for social services?
It's an old, old debate, and one we need to start having again. Where should the State end?
Jobs move people out of poverty. Redesigning these systems needs design thinking first and foremost.
Investment is important. The right investment is even more important.
Shorter: this type of study is very important, and we should see more of it in Irish public life.
Eventually economists will have to answer questions about austerity and how their ideas have been used.
What do the Anglo Tapes revelations really change?
Angry rant brought on by #anglotapes revelations.
We are building up a coherent picture of how debt is affecting Irish households. It isn't pretty.
Universities think. Local authorities do. Let's create a space where the two can meet and come up with better ideas. Both benefit, and ultimately, so will the taxpayer who funds it all.
It's all about tax havens.