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Yesterday’s News


Monday 28 May, 2012

Column: Our welfare system is broken. We can fix it… by paying everybody.

Paying rich and poor alike might sound counter-intuitive – but it could lay the foundation for a welfare system that works, writes Anne B Ryan.

Saturday 10 March, 2012

Column: We’re spending our money, then throwing things away. Why?

We buy cheap, we don’t repair the things we buy – and we’re wasting our money on ‘retail therapy’ that won’t make us happy, writes Anne B Ryan.

Wednesday 6 July, 2011

Column: Economic growth won't save us - in fact, we'd be better without it

The manic pursuit of growth tipped Ireland into economic crisis. It’s time to look elsewhere for inspiration, argues sufficiency expert Anne B Ryan.