Archive for the ‘Inequality’ Category

One thing is clear from the Governments much hyped Spring Statement – they have learned nothing from the mistakes of the past.

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How unequal is our economy? How does our gap between rich and poor compare to EU and OECD counterparts? Are we following the global trend towards higher income inequality?

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There is a recovery of sorts, beginning to take shape.

The state has exited the Troika bailout. The government has re-entered the bond markets. And the number of jobs in the economy is starting to grow, albeit at a very slow pace.

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Labour and inequality

Posted: May 1, 2012 in Inequality, Labour

Fintan O’Toole and Brendan Curran had an interesting exchange in the Irish Times last week on the issue of the Labour Party and inequality. Below is a letter I wrote to the Irish Times on the discussion.

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