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IRISH ECONOMY

2019 Brexit & Global Britain: UK's top global trade surplus in 2018 with Ireland?
2019 Few Irish firms in FT 1000 & Inc. 5000 Europe 2019 lists of fastest-growing companies
2019 Ireland in top 10 for competitiveness in world in 2019 - Fact or Fiction? Boosted by fake data
2019 Ireland and the Faustian Bargain with hyper-globalisation with role as mudguard for global companies that undermine globalisation
2019 Fact or Fiction: Irish workers most productive in world or same as Italians?
2019 Tale of Two Cities: Dublin ranked worst for traffic jams, best for expats
2019 Ireland's global social, economic, business rankings 2019
2018 Dublin City to run out of rezoned residential land in 4 years — Part 3
2018 Irish jobs top 2007 bubble peak as rural villages in peril
2018 Brexit and rickety foundations of the Irish economy
2018 Average Irish housing size lowest of EU's rich countries
2018 Irish real house prices up 175% in 50 years, UK +405%, Germany -1%
2018 Airbnb under siege in Europe- accounts for 50%+ of Dublin rentals
2018 Ireland has very low employer firm startup rate- UK rate highest among advanced countries
2018 Irish broad rate of unemployment at 17% in March 2018; headline rate at 5.8%
Hectare of agricultural land costs €24,000 in Ireland, €6,000 in France
Irish broad unemployment rate at 15% in April 2017 vs 6% official rate
Irish working-age disability recipients up 40% in 2006-2014

CORPORATION TAX

2018 Profits of US firms in Ireland at 800% of payroll costs
Ireland: Apple's foreign tax rate rises to 6% from 2% in 2012
Apple's principal Irish company became stateless for tax purposes from 2006
Bono struggling again as anti-poverty campaigner and tax avoider

INNOVATION

2019 Irish Government as alchemists in innovation game
2019 Few Irish firms in FT 1000 & Inc. 5000 Europe 2019 lists of fastest-growing companies
2018: Trinity College Dublin and its Innovation District dream
2018:Shortage of STEM graduates a myth in Europe and US
2018: Best countries in world to start or run a business in 2018
2018: When 600-year old French word entrepreneur replaced capitalist
Firms in Japan, US, France account for 85% of Top 100 innovators
Most global tech startup exits have no venture capital funding
2018: Economic Facts of Week June 2018: Tech giants killing young firms
Business dynamism/ employer firm startups in US secular decline
UK and Irish business R&D heavily reliant on foreign-owned firms
Startups vs Scaleups: 4% of UK startups have 10+ employees 10 years later
Israel's Startup Nation not a jobs engine; Nor is Irish high tech
Research on 3,000 tech startups since 1980: Grow fast or die slow
Computer coding is a trade that doesn't need college degree
Top 1% of entrepreneurial firms in 10 countries account for 40% of job creation among startups
Graphene: Discovery in UK commercial gains elsewhere?

A no-deal Brexit could result in chaos 40 years after last Shakespearean tragedy: A 'winter of discontent' and Brexit

Fintan O'Toole, Brexit and Irish direct democracy: Debt default and leaving euro as false remedies to Irish economic crisis

Ireland's 2018 standard of living per capita: Below EU28 average and Italy's despite the latter's endemic stagnation

Poor state of entrepreneurship in Ireland: Low employer business startups and number of indigenous exporting firms

Is Irish public spending out of control? : German word ‘schuld' can mean either 'debt' or 'guilt'

British Empire economic heyday, EU and Brexit: Since 1868 Britain's best economic performance has been during EEC/EU membership 1973-2018

Unreliable rankings with Apple as Ireland's biggest shell company!! : The fiction in Irish Times Top 1000 2019 leading companies

New Cold War: Containing China is a dumb policy

Key facts on climate change: Carbon, greenhouse effect, blaming the Sun & Ireland's poor emissions record

Ireland's innovation failures: Irish Government as alchemists in innovation game

Ireland's poor exporting sector: Ireland's underperforming indigenous exporting sector

Few Irish firms in FT 1000 & Inc. 5000 Europe lists of fastest-growing companies: 2019 listings show that Ireland is over-dependent on foreign-controlled firms

Time for Internet change 30 years after first website: Facebook chief in dramatic change requests governments and regulators to take control

European Globalization 500 years ago: Savonarola & Machiavelli: The first globalization in Europe had many benefits and severe consequences including colonialism

Globalisation & Massive Tax Avoidance: Ireland and the Faustian Bargain with hyper-globalisation undermining globalisation

Fact or Fiction: Irish workers most productive in world or same as Italians?

Tale of Two Cities: Dublin ranked worst for traffic jams, best for expats

Brexit plebiscite: David Cameron's flawed referendum of 2016

Compared with pre-Great Recession years, inflation-adjusted wages/ earnings are poor: Poor wage growth in rich world despite jobs recovery

Ireland's path from poorest country in Western Europe on Jan 1, 1973: Ireland's global social, economic, business rankings 2019

A seminal British insider's account of the Brexit farce: Brexit lessons for Britain from 30 months and 30 years

The Dutch Republic 1581-1795: First Modern Economy: Myths on tulips & most valuable firm in history

Free Trade and Poison: The human cost of the Western diet and European colonialism

Since 2000, the European Union has been one of the better performing economic units for growth in the Western World: EU GDP per capita outpaced UK and US in 2000-2018

The Divided States of America: Rupert Murdoch and the poisoning of American politics

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FINFACTS BLOG 2018

US vs China Tech War raising risk of Thucydides Trap? Part 1&2

Dublin City to run out of rezoned residential land in 4 years — Part 3

Trinity College Dublin and its Innovation District dream

Shortage of STEM graduates a myth in Europe and US

Epic failure of global war on drugs under lead of US

Irish jobs top 2007 bubble peak as rural villages in peril

Pessimism & Ignorance: The world of common people has never been better

German import demand supports 5m jobs in European Union

No Utopia but are Nordic countries happiness superpowers?

Global city housing crisis and costly planning restrictions

Brexit and rickety foundations of the Irish economy

Irish Housing Crisis: It's time for radical solutions — Part 1

Average Irish housing size lowest of EU's rich countries — Part 2

Irish real house prices up 175% in 50 years, UK +405%, Germany -1%

Best countries in world to start or run a business in 2018

When 600-year old French word entrepreneur replaced capitalist

High growth firms as the Holy Grail or fool's gold?

Irish 2017 per capita standard of living again below Italy and EU-28 average

Irish broad rate of unemployment at 17% in March 2018; headline rate at 5.8%

150 years for poor Irish child/ descendants to earn national average income: 60 years in Denmark

Profits of US firms in Ireland at 800% of payroll costs

Ireland has very low employer firm startup rate- UK rate highest among advanced countries

Germany had 159 country trade surpluses in 2017; EU biggest global exporter — Trump in 2017 wondered if the US had trade surpluses with any country!

Currency devaluations alone do not magically provide prosperity

Italy: A century of annual budget deficits and high public debt

Economic Facts of Week: Rise of corporate giants & New Gilded Age

Economic Facts of Week: Tech giants killing young firms

Trump makes racism respectable again in America

BREXIT

A seminal British insider's account of the Brexit farce: Brexit lessons for Britain from 30 months and 30 years

Brexit plebiscite designed by arrogant fool: David Cameron's flawed referendum of 2016

Similar economic structures fuel Ireland's high Brexit risk

July 2008 Brexit, the lost empire, and dodgy modern UK economy

Brexit Indicators: Ireland-UK in Numbers 2018

Can technology solve Brexit NI border issue? 2018 - BBC

Brexit video reports May/June 2018

Netherlands top agri-food exporter in Europe; Ireland in 10th ranking

Trump's corporate tax reform plan could neuter Ireland's advantage

Brexit: Northern Ireland's industry eclipsed by Republic's after 1961

Irish Exports: Eurozone top market but tiny share for Irish-owned firms

Ireland: Making a reality of Varadkar's 'republic of opportunity'

EUROPEAN UNION

Robots to help Europe's ageing economies to boost economic growth

EU at 60 - the longest period of peace in Europe in over 2,000 years

EU at 60: European stereotypes reveal some inconvenient truths

Germany a beacon of stability has "never had it so good"

ECB says broad rate of Eurozone unemployment in 15% - 18% range

Ireland's Apple Tax Case seeking result: Lawyers 1 Commonsense 0

Irish broad unemployment rate at 15% in April 2017 vs 6% official rate

Ireland & Italy per capita standard of living below Eurozone average

OECD 2016: Ireland in 19th rank for disposable income: 22% below OECD average

Ireland's Apple Tax Case seeking result: Lawyers 1 Commonsense 0

Trump and US need to learn right lessons from Germany's success

Irish Tax Facts 2018 Irish Revenue Online
G-20 to support major corporate tax reform; 'Golden age' of no taxes over
Benchmarking income tax to attract Irish emigrants home - spin or substance?

Ireland's defence of Apple in EU state aid tax case is a sham

 
 

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Epic failure of global war on drugs

 Epic failure of global war on drugs under lead of US where Big Pharma and medics have become  drug pushers


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Italy has had one year (1926) when it achieved an annual budget surplus since 1910!

Italy: A century of annual budget deficits and high public debt


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Irish Innovation 2020 Strategy Report: Wish list based on distorted data

"In the long run we are all dead" - John Maynard Keynes

17% of Irish-born live overseas; 20% of Irish population foreign-born

US, Switzerland, Denmark, Sweden, Finland have best higher education systems

UK government most open/ transparent in world; Ireland & Greece lowest ranking in Europe

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