Joe Stiglitz

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Revenue Commissioners: “There is a real risk that other corporations will be deterred from investing in Ireland for fear that similar tax demands may be made against them in future.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

A near-300 per cent increase in tax reassessments by Revenue is threatening Ireland’s reputation for tax certainty, the Dublin-based Edmund Burke Inst(...)

Joseph Stiglitz, the Nobel Prize-winning economist: “People are seeing globalisation as a venue by which rich corporations like Apple and Google can effectively escape taxation while hard-working citizens in France or Germany continue to pay high taxes.” Photograph: Sasha Maslov/New York Times

The late Nobel-prizewinning physicist Richard Feynman once said that nobody understands quantum mechanics. He could just as easily have said something(...)

The euro is now the currency of 340 million people in 19 countries and internationally meets the key criteria of wide acceptability as a means of exchange and as a store of value. Photograph: iStock

Sometimes European politics has found a way to take a step forward. At a summit of European Union leaders in the Dutch town of Maastricht in December (...)

A cut too far ... Protestors hold a banner during a protest march in central Athens yesterday marking a 24-hour public sector worker and pharmacists strike against the new package of austerity measures.  Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

The crisis in the euro zone was fundamentally an ethical crisis triggered by corporate capitalism and detonated within a deeply corrupt business model(...)