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Tuesday 20 July, 2021

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: As we gradually return to normal, we need to stop the creeping Amazon-ification of our economy

Jul 20th 2021, 2:13 PM 18,932 Views 41 Comments

Everyone should have the right to a living wage, job security and decent work conditions, writes Victor Duggan.

Sunday 7 February, 2021

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain
# Opinion
# Opinion

The deeper lesson from GameStop: Let's look at taxing the speculators who gamble for financial gain

Feb 7th 2021, 7:30 AM 31,944 Views 54 Comments

Rather than looking for swingeing spending cuts or increased taxes on work, how about we start at the top, writes Victor Duggan.

Sunday 24 March, 2019

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person
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# Opinion

Opinion: How you see the Irish economy depends on if you're a glass half-full or half-empty kind of person

Mar 24th 2019, 7:00 AM 16,256 Views 56 Comments

In many ways, the Irish economy looks to be in ‘Goldilocks’ territory: not too cold, but still not too hot, writes Victor Duggan.

Friday 28 December, 2018

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now
# Opinion
# Opinion

Previewing Ireland's economy in 2019: The stats don't lie - Ireland is doing well right now

Dec 28th 2018, 11:00 AM 48,055 Views 71 Comments

And yet there are some potential concerns to look out for in 2019, writes Victor Duggan.

Wednesday 10 October, 2018

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'
# Housing
# Housing

'The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results'

Oct 10th 2018, 7:00 AM 14,848 Views 29 Comments

Victor Duggan takes a deep dive into the good, the bad and the ugly of the housing measures in Budget 2019.

Sunday 30 September, 2018

'That’s insane… did they guarantee everything?': Reliving the night of the bank bailout
# Opinion
# Opinion

'That’s insane… did they guarantee everything?': Reliving the night of the bank bailout

Sep 30th 2018, 9:30 PM 33,196 Views 66 Comments

Economist Victor Duggan was Labour TD Joan Burton’s economic advisor on the night of the bank guarantee. He recounts that fateful night here.

Wednesday 18 April, 2018

Womenomics: 7 steps to make gender equality the new normal
# Column
# Column

Womenomics: 7 steps to make gender equality the new normal

Apr 18th 2018, 7:00 AM 19,340 Views 77 Comments

Equality can improve men’s lives too, writes Victor Duggan.

Monday 26 March, 2018

The lost decade is over: Our 7.8% GDP growth last year was comfortably the highest in Europe
# Opinion
# Opinion

The lost decade is over: Our 7.8% GDP growth last year was comfortably the highest in Europe

Mar 26th 2018, 7:00 AM 32,959 Views 86 Comments

The bigger picture is certainly bright; the challenge is to better use the fruits of economic growth to improve living standards, writes Victor Duggan.

Friday 22 December, 2017

Previewing Ireland’s economy in 2018: It’s gonna get better, before it gets worse
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# Read Me

Previewing Ireland’s economy in 2018: It’s gonna get better, before it gets worse

Dec 22nd 2017, 7:00 AM 35,762 Views 37 Comments

Brexit, US tax changes, ECB interest rate rises or the fallout from an overheating economy are not expected to weigh heavily on Ireland in 2018, writes Victor Duggan.

Sunday 1 October, 2017

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young
# Budget 2018
# Budget 2018

Government's populist practice of buying off grey vote has damaged the young

Oct 1st 2017, 8:30 AM 7,061 Views 86 Comments

The 2008 crisis hit Generation Y hardest. Meanwhile the government is only interested in helping older generations, writes Victor Duggan.

Thursday 29 June, 2017

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis
# Leo-nomics
# Leo-nomics

Opinion: Twelve simple steps to tackle our housing crisis

Jun 29th 2017, 6:20 AM 12,851 Views 55 Comments

Although there is no silver bullet, and the problem has become so acute that it probably needs the kitchen sink thrown at it, writes Victor Duggan.

Friday 12 May, 2017

'Maduro's Irish supporters don’t see any problem with him crushing rights'
# Chavismo
# Chavismo

'Maduro's Irish supporters don’t see any problem with him crushing rights'

May 12th 2017, 7:30 PM 293 Views 25 Comments

Anything short of a return to a fully democratic path would be a tragic betrayal of the Venezuelan people, writes Victor Duggan.

Thursday 27 April, 2017

'It isn't sustainable for our tax revenues to be so dependent on Washington'
# 100 Days Of Trump
# 100 Days Of Trump

'It isn't sustainable for our tax revenues to be so dependent on Washington'

Apr 27th 2017, 9:30 PM 187 Views 15 Comments

Thought will need to be given to further broadening Ireland’s tax base, writes Victor Duggan.

Friday 10 March, 2017

Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland
# Leprechaun Economics
# Leprechaun Economics

Column: The Leprechauns are at it again in the latest GDP figures for Ireland

Mar 10th 2017, 8:30 PM 687 Views 17 Comments

But on the upside Ireland’s inflated GDP makes it easier for the country to meet the 3% of GDP budget deficit target, writes Victor Duggan.

Wednesday 23 November, 2016

Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent
# Opinion
# Opinion

Irish jobs: Unemployment is down again but we shouldn't be complacent

Nov 23rd 2016, 8:30 PM 181 Views 23 Comments

Brexit hasn’t had a destructive short-term impact here but there is a way to go until we have full employment, writes Victor Duggan.

Thursday 3 November, 2016

Analysis: The Exchequer returns came out yesterday - but two figures are flattering the public finances
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

Analysis: The Exchequer returns came out yesterday - but two figures are flattering the public finances

Nov 3rd 2016, 1:44 PM 114 Views 16 Comments

Corporation tax and excise duties are making up for the relative weakness of Ireland’s other tax takes, writes Victor Duggan.