Stephen Kinsella: “Is this Brexit Budget enough?“
Budget 2020 was both weird and strange. A tentpole policy you don’t want to see used. A recognition of the fiscal prodigal that is Health. A suite of inherently prudent measures, and a raft of other small things that might not get used at all. But it was also the budget we needed.
9th Oct, 2019 - 6 min read
Francesca Comyn: “Personal Injuries reform is coming. Just not any time soon.”
The government has charged the Judicial Council with implementing urgently needed reform of personal injuries insurance. It is not a quick fix, but, given the intense lobbying and various legal issues, it is probably the best option.
4th Oct, 2019 - 5 min read
Michael Murray: “How to plan your portfolio for the afterlife“
Climate change and technological disruption will impact many stocks. But savvy investors will be able to sell out of sunset industries and set up a high yielding portfolio to hand over to the next generation.
3rd Oct, 2019 - 6 min read
“I wouldn’t start from here, if I were you: reforming our budget institutions.“
The annual budget process is a recipe for overspending and myopic decision-making. However, for the first time in fifteen years, we can actually think about a world with a better set of budgetary institutions.
3rd Oct, 2019 - 8 min read
Innovating Ireland: We had agriculture. Then multinationals. Now, we need to think of the next big thing
In this, the first of a new series of innovation, Ross Hunt argues that Ireland merely assists multinationals to solve problems, rather than solving them ourselves. Overtime, he believes this will reduce our wealth rather than increasing it.