Company records from 2015 make it clear that only 1.2 per cent of people working for nonprofits are paid more than €70,000, compared with 12.8 per cent of the workforce at large.

With every fresh controversy about the charity sector, commentators revisit some of the myths about it that have done so much to depress public confid(...)

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron holds hands with his wife Brigitte during a victory celebration outside the Louvre museum in Paris, France, Sunday, May 7, 2017. Speaking to thousands of supporters from the Louvre Museum's courtyard, Macron said that France is facing an "immense task" to rebuild European unity, fix the economy and ensure security against extremist threats. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)

As Emmanuel Macron savours his victory in the French presidential election, he might consider the words of John Maynard Keynes in an open letter, writ(...)

“Britain faces another general election for all sorts of reasons. The ‘Daily Mail’ captured it with a remarkably Leninist headline: ‘Crush the saboteurs’.”

Steve Ballmer, the former chief executive of Microsoft, has set up a website that he hopes will provide us with the facts we need to make up our minds(...)

In his new book, MP Douglas Carswell argues that people want a small state over which they can exercise round-the-clock democratic mastership through some kind of digitised hive mind. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Raised in the Depression, the novelist and Nobel laureate Saul Bellow never forgot the bond between immiserated Americans and their posh, semi-foreign(...)

The move from bilateral to multilateral balancing nearly 70 years ago was a starting point for the explosion in trade that has driven global growth. Photograph: Getty Images

The Marshall Plan is rightly regarded as among the most successful pieces of economic diplomacy in history. Yet it was not the money that mattered mo(...)

Donald Trump’s plans to impose an import tax has divided corporate America

Rick Woldenberg views US economic policy through an unconventional lens: a multicoloured toy microscope that retails for just $20 (€18.90). Copyrighte(...)

 The share of jobs in manufacturing in the US has fallen from  30 per cent of total employment in the  1950s to just over 8 per cent.

Blame foreigners first. This strategy is always the companion of aggrieved nationalism. It can be seen in Donald Trump’s ban on immigrants from seven (...)

Our putative landlord buys a two-bed apartment for €250,000 in Grace Park Manor, Drumcondra

Yes, in the long-run we are all dead, as John Maynard Keynes famously put it, but not before many of us will have to survive a few years – or decades(...)

Seizing the moment: analysis shows stock market reaction to world events is hard to predict. The general logic is that it is best to hold a diversified portfolio. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/PA

Just over a month ago, British voters stunned the world by voting for Brexit. Markets tanked before staging a mighty rebound that has taken many by su(...)

For me, the only grit I have is created continuously through the practise of regular running. Photograph: iStockphoto

Last week, an old friend sent me a “grit” questionnaire. I nearly fainted with joy at the prospect of having my levels of grit measured. The creato(...)

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