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Time For a Better Financial Stability Mechanism

April 19, 2011


Dominique Strauss-Kahn, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has this last weekend called for a better plan to be drawn up to deal with government debts in Europe, and has criticised responses to individual crises so far which threaten to undermine investor confidence there. As Britain prepares for a referendum on its voting system […]

The Irish General Election and Ireland’s Place in Europe

April 1, 2011


From a guest blogger: For anybody who follows Irish politics, the recent general election, in the wake of Ireland’s financial crisis, represents a remarkable change in the Irish political landscape, but is also instructive about the underlying dynamics of Ireland’s relationship with the European union (EU). The centre-right party that has long dominated Irish politics […]

The Loss of Virtue and the Economic Crisis

February 15, 2011


Anthony Daniels spoke recently on the loss of virtue and the financial crisis at the Iona Institute in Ireland, arguing that ‘the current crisis in Ireland, and not just in Ireland, should give rise not just to a search for better policy in the future, though it should certainly do that, but also to soul-searching […]

Is the Euro a Spear Pointed at the Heart of the European Union?

May 17, 2010


From a guest blogger: Chancellor Merkel sees the Euro currency crisis in this light. She sees it as speculator-driven and insists that it must be beaten – thus the €750billion package, one cannot yet call it a facility – to reassure the market. However, the true problem of the Euro is not speculation. Recent speculation […]