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  1. Why is there a need for anonymity at all on a website like this. As with many other sites, I suspect it would benefit if everyone had to say who they were, as well as saying what they think

    1. Brendan, sorry, I just saw this comment today. The IEA Council decided to allow anonymity to continue as it does have some benefits–some people are members of the civil or public services, or they are otherwise barred from commenting as ‘themselves’. The identities of all the commenters through emails and IP addresses are known to the forum moderators like myself, so in extremis we can seek them out.

  2. New publication available.

    I wish to draw attention to a recent publication which must be of significant interest to economists, politicians and ordinary folk who have an interest in both the aforementioned subjects. Its to a very well researched scholarly text, with copious numbered end-notes for its Introduction, seven chapters and Conclusion. Its makes for very unsettling and troubling reading – especially for us here in Ireland.

    As of now, in fact and in law, Ireland is jusst a vassal state of the EU and the WTO (ie. Art 5. of Constitution has been repealed) and I believe we may have had a near-miss lucky escape with the demise of TPP and TIPP – unless these two zombies are exhumed from their graves. Which is possible.

    We really must have a Constitutional referendum which enshrines the absolute sovereignty of our Oireachtas and our Supreme Court. That is, Ireland shall never be a subsidiary sovereign or vassal state to the EU or any of its appendages or to any International treaty or to any multinational corporation. That is, Irish domestic law shall be supreme and un-challengeable by any out-of-state entity, sovereign or otherwise: Period.

    ‘Globalists: the end of empire and the birth of neo-liberalism’, 2018. Quinn Slobodian. Harvard University Press.

  3. I think some discussion of John FitzGerald’s latest column in the Irish Times on the role of economists in policy-making (it’s currently behind a pay-wall) would be valuable here – if or when the IT decides to end its fumbling in the greasy till.

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