Posts By Michael Taft

September 3rd Morning: The Recession Diaries

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IBEC’s Turlough O’Sullivan has an unfortunate ideological quirk but it is treatable.  It seems he can’t say the words ‘low-paid’ without inserting ‘so-called’ before them.  In fact, he has trouble using the actual words ‘low-paid’,…

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September 2nd Evening: The Recession Diaries

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From the American political blogosphere – an interesting concept (actually the religious-political-progressive blogosphere). Yes, American religious-progressive. With all the European media focused on Governor Sarah Palin and her supporters (Rush Limbaugh calling on all those…

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August 22nd Morning: The Recession Diaries

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Truly, a tale of two economic cities.  First, the Irish Times heads an article ‘Wage Increases Higher than EU Average in 2007′.  Citing a recent European Industrial Relations Observatory survey it stated: ‘Irish workers enjoyed higher…

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August 15th Morning: The Recession Diaries

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Just when you despair of sensible commentary in our media, along comes someone like Carl O’Brien, Social Affairs Correspondent of the Irish Times. Writing today, he puts the educational challenges facing society into context –…

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