Category Archives: Politics

What are the best ways to elect those who govern us? How can we hold them to account? Shouldn’t decisions should be made as close as possible to those affected?

PS. An opinion on Davos. {A.Chakrobortty, Guardian}

No natural force created this intense unfairness, the growing global inequality in wealth and incomes, the recent Oxfam report graphically highlights it. The gulf between the super-rich and the rest of us did not gape wide open overnight. Rather, it … Continue reading

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Davos, World Economic Forum. Jan 2019

This very week the good and the great {100 state leaders, and at least 1,000 business leaders and “special invitees”, {eg Prince William?  David Blaine illusionist and thrill seeking performer? and the odd film star} are gathering in Davos, at … Continue reading

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We’re all in EU together, or are we?

Google (parent company Alphabet) and Facebook are representative of a number of multinationals based in Ireland. We just love them because they employ lots of people who all pay their taxes and PRSI. Unfortunately they tend to crowd around Dublin … Continue reading

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Irish citizens badly served by their Gov’t

People always make money in times of crisis. Some of the world’s most lasting fortunes have been accrued during recessions, depressions and even wars. It is just the way of things. We have seen it again in recent years in … Continue reading

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Brexit..Hard or Soft is a problem

https://www.nerinstitute.net/blog/2017/06/09/life-is-based-on-many-assumptions-until-they-prove/

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Rule #1 in politics-Never invade Afganistan.H McMillan 1963

Obviously Tony Blair either wasn’t aware of this or didn’t believe it. Britain invaded, fought in and retreated beaten from Afganistan 4 times in the last 170 years. 1842, 1880, 1919 and most recently 2014 which was in good PR … Continue reading

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The Free Market, the only way to go??

As we know the USA is the bastion and the major promoter of the Free Market, minimum Gov’t interference, minimum regulation (eg. no maternity leave, no legalised annual vacation), low or no minmum wage, minimum taxes,  every man for himself … Continue reading

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