Middle Eastern sovereign wealth funds have approached Ireland’s National Asset Management Agency, looking to buy high-end hotels with large grounds for use as stud farms for horses, government insiders in Dublin say.
Good post by Nama Wine Lake on revelations of ECB demands on the lead up to the bailout (Irish taxpayer bailout of EU bondholders that is). It raises legitimate questions about the ECB’s mandated function as lender of last resort.
The development of techniques which allow the extraction of gas from some carboniferous rocks known as shale has completely transformed the world's natural gas market. The gas price has fallen and in one case in the US, a terminal that was built to import gas is now being used to export it.
Having followed the ongoing public debate on Ireland’s massive debt crisis, I welcomed Michael Casey’s recent opinion piece “Increasing money supply can halt deflationary cycle” published in the Irish Times (14/4/11). [...]
This short paper suggests that Ireland should reduce its road transport emissions using Cap and Share, as a more focussed alternative to a carbon tax. The advantages of using this approach are included below or you can download the entire paper.
12th June 2003
This is a submission from Feasta, the Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability on the issues of property rights within the Irish constitution.
Download the whole submission in pdf format (44K)
Change to the Constitution re property rights is not legally necessary for social equity and sustainability. All the powers required reside in the current provisions — if broadly interpreted and fully and fairly utilised. A debate to reinforce important principles and dispel misunderstanding is more necessary that an amendment.
1. Sustainability is an important element of the ‘common good’.
An amendment to …