Tag Archives: Irish economy

Skeletons in the Closet

I never liked horror films. Perhaps I was a timid child, but I never saw the appeal of being scared senseless for enjoyment – what annoyed me were the shocks. You know, when a half-eaten corpse falls out from behind … Continue reading

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The Selfish Meme

    I had an interesting experience the other day. I was on the bus coming out of the city centre – my headphones were broken and I was forced to listen to a conversation between two people who were … Continue reading

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The Reaper Cometh!

The IMF released their latest ‘World Economic Outlook’ (WEO) last week. The WEO is a twice yearly publication in which IMF economists try to predict near and medium term economic developments – the WEO also, quite notably, failed to see … Continue reading

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Give us the Credit!

The CEPR in Washington have released video of an extremely interesting conference, entitled ‘What Are Global Trends?’, that took place on October 9th. The speakers were Petya Koeva Brooks of the IMF and Mark Weisbrot of the CEPR. The conference … Continue reading

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The Economic Consequences of German Fiscal Aggression

In 1919, just after WWI, the great British economist John Maynard Keynes published a book entitled ‘The Economic Consequences of Peace’. The book was a response to the proposed reparations that were being imposed on post-war Germany. The general opinion … Continue reading

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From Behind the Perspex

It’s commonplace populist wisdom: the rich live in their own little world. Of course, in the past few decades this truism has become all the more true. With the rise of the gated community and the reemergence of certain ideologies, … Continue reading

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Krugman Gets Austere with the Austerity Hawks – The Irish Republic Remains Trapped in its own Reflection

Krugman has an interesting piece that deals with Ireland’s approach to it’s financial meltdown and ensuing economic catastrophe. Well, there’s plenty to be said for the piece.  But I thought Kruman’s conclusion was particularly interesting: So the Irish are back … Continue reading

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