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

May 28th 2012, 7:15 AM 1,006 Views 111 Comments

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.

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

Mar 10th 2012, 6:00 PM 79 Views 18 Comments

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.

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

Jul 6th 2011, 6:32 PM 44 Views 15 Comments

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