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Party Nation

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Remember that statement – how during the boom years we all ‘partied’ as a nation? Remember those prescriptions – how we had to cut back our living standards, probably back to 2003; in order to…

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Brutonising Sunday

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A rainy Sunday morning; it brings many thoughts – of outdoor activities cancelled, indoor DIY projects advanced, no football and letting Garibaldy go through the Sunday Independent so that we don’t have to suffer that…

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36 economists, economic analysts and social scientists express concern at proposals which would reduce pay of low earners and further shrink demand

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Amendments to wage-setting mechanisms must protect aggregate demand The following statement has been issued by members of the TASC Economists’ Network, comprising economists, economic analysts and social scientists: “We broadly welcome the Report of the…

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The Madness of the Drive to Lower Wages

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Michael Burke argues on Progressive Economy that IBEC’s attack on the JLC wage setting mechanisms in order to drive pay lower ‘is not simply morally indefensible. It is economically illiterate’. Looking at the main sectors…

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We are Not Apples

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The Restaurant Association of Ireland and Ibec won’t like it. Fine Gael certainly won’t like it. The army of commentators armed only with superficial and out-of-date analysis won’t like it. But the report on the…

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