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KEY RECENT POSTS:
Globalization's new normal needs permanent underclass - Part 1 - 3
Double Irish tax scheme axed; Conventional wisdom wrong again - Part 1
Ireland, still addicted to tax breaks - - New York
Replacing the Double Irish with Knowledge Development / Patent Box - Part 2
Economy: ESRI notes GNP and trade data uncertainties / distortions in national
The idiot/ eejit's guide to distorted Irish national economic data
- - the real
world and official misinformation using distorted data.
Dysfunctional development land systems in UK and Ireland - Part 1 & 2
Ireland's small gain from Apple's possible EU tax probe payment
Focus on Irish food industry's bigger potential than chemicals or high tech
Irish Universities: Ready to change and world class at what price?
Entrepreneurship Myths: Incubators useless? Peak age to start? Cloning Silicon Valley?
Government in search of new strategy for Dublin's offshore financial centre
Surging Irish growth a lesson for European Union policy makers?
Irish Economy 2014: GDP up 1.5% in Q2; GNP up 0.6% - personal spending weak
OECD & Tax: Everything grand in Ireland's Republic of Spin?
- - spinners
pivot from taboo to dreams
of new "opportunities."
Recovery on track but fantasy economics endure
-- Richard Bruton, jobs minster, said in April that
Finfacts' Irish employment analysis that 61,000 jobs
were not likely added in 2013, was "categorically" wrong. Now
manta of the early months of 2014, "we are creating some 5,000 jobs a month" should
change to "we are creating some 2,500 jobs a
Dublin prime office rents set to return to most expensive in Europe ranks
Irish mainstream media in times of boom and bust
Top 1,200 listed companies in EMEA hold €1tn in cash rather than investing
corporate tax policy like property bubble driven by short-term interests
Submission to Department of Finance consultation
on corporation tax reform - - 17 page pdf document
including the challenge of replacing a failed enterprise policy
Economy: Bruton publishes new FDI policy; Avoids inconvenient facts
Irish resident patenting not suggestive of 'world class knowledge economy'
Irish mortgage approvals in 2014 rise but are at 40-year low
79% of Germany's trade surplus in 2013 with 5 non-euro countries + France, Austria
Irish Economy: Bruton and politics of jobs numbers;
CSO says 47,000 jobs added in 18 months; Dept of Enterprise & Jobs claims CSO
data says 70,000????
Irish Software Industry Report: Plea for public help but nobody wants to pay
- - almost two-thirds of the 108-firm sample are Irish-owned firms with 5 or
US-Ireland Tax Inversions 600,000+ staff: Kenny, Noonan met with top US
Germany's lessons in football and business
EU investigates how Ireland aided Apple to avoid foreign taxes -
FDI & Ireland’s love affair with American business
Apple's principal Irish company became stateless
for tax purposes from 2006
Debt-challenged Eurozone facing long period of low growth
German living standard highest in Europe; Irish, Italians, Spanish among Eurozone's poorest
Ireland remains biggest debtor of the western world
SME firms' weighted default rate at 41%; Credit situation like Greece
Declining regular work; Rising low-paid freelancing in Ireland & elsewhere -
Ireland as an Organised Hypocrisy is in lots of company
Economy 2014: Public pay and pensions bill down 6% since 2007
Germany, UK and France are Europe's most popular locations for FDI
OECD BEPS Project: Ireland should embrace corporate tax reform
- - includes analysis of underperforming indigenous tradable sector
Imbalance in focus on tech/ non-tech entrepreneurship in Ireland & elsewhere
- Part 1
90% of US high tech startups fail; System of failure by design? - Part 2
Why not a prize for failed entrepreneur of the year? - Part 3
Housing Crisis: 75 item laundry list doesn't make a strategy
Ireland's Credit-less Recovery: Household debt/ disposable income ratio at 196%
Economy: Data confirms jobs in foreign-owned exporting firms in 2013 below 2000
top ICT Hubs: Munich, London, Paris in lead; Dublin with rank of 16
Global Tech Cluster Rush: More failures than successes likely - Part 1
Global Tech Clusters: Dublin's Silicon Docks - - marketing label or cluster? - Part 2
Irish Innovation: Startup fever and Ireland's dumb enterprise policy - Part 1
Irish Innovation: Israel as Startup Nation, why not Ireland? - Part 2
Irish Economy 2014: Jobless exports boom 2000-2013; What will change to 2020?
American Plutonomy: Richest 5% account for almost 40% of consumer spending
Irish Medium-Term Economic
Strategy 2014-2020: Exports to plunge by €50bn - Parts 1-8 -- 300,000
net new jobs by 2020 via prayer or strategy
Economic convergence is a myth in Europe and in emerging economies
85 people worth as much as 3.5bn poorest; Few poor countries by 2035
of western affluence?
US company profits per Irish employee at $970,000; Tax paid in Ireland at $25,000
Innovation the business buzzword of the decade?
explains “Double Irish Dutch Sandwich” tax avoidance
African-Americans and Hispanics/ Latinos are unwanted in Silicon Valley
Irish Budget 2014: Half of Ireland's population on welfare
Nokia, Europe and Japan's old companies versus US young champions
Finnish lessons for Irish education?