Tag Archives: multinationals

Irish tax haven under threat – break with this failed model

By Manus Lenihan For decades Irish economic policy has been based on low tax for multinational corporations. The model came into being in the 1950s due to the historic weakness of Irish capitalism and in turn its inability to develop a strong manufacturing base and economy. It needed foreign capital to do so, and in playing a subservient role it ...

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The economy: Precarious, neo-liberal growth fuels inequality

By Paul Murphy TD “Irish households have ‘never been better off’” blared the Irish Independent headline on 8 January 2018, citing an IBEC economic review.  A major propaganda drive is underway to suggest that the ‘good times’ are back and that the crisis of capitalism in Ireland over the past decade was nothing more than a blip away from the ...

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Profiteering from an essential element of life

By Joe Higgins TD Put the words “profiting from Water” into any internet search engine and hundreds of sites immediately present themselves. Business media like Bloomberg and Forbes and countless “investment analysts” purport to advise the reader on how the most essential element of life on the planet can be a source of lucrative profits for capitalist investors big and ...

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