Reduce minimum wage & increase standard weekly working hours to 45

As you say yourself David, only a competitive Ireland will recover from this recession. I suggest cutting the minimum wage to attract foreign investors and to keep small businesses afloat. Combine this with an increase in the standard working weeks hours from 39 to 45...

Investment in Irish Youth Business

Canada announced a CAD$10m investment in young entrepreneurs. This “will enable the national charity to help more than 500 aspiring young entrepreneurs start new businesses and contribute quickly to Canada’s economic recovery. In total, by 2010, more than 900...

Legalize cannabis

To legalize cannabis in Ireland will have two effects: – Saving expenses releasing labor effort against drug dealers or using for other tasks. – Increases income tax. Dutch goverment earns 400 million euros annually in tax revenues from \’coffee...

Tax on cigarettes etc

It is estimated that €500m is being lost in revenue due to sale of legal and illegal cigarettes. I am not surprised at ASH continuing to advocate an increase of €2 on a pack despite my having made them aware of the “law of diminishing returns”. I am...

the current recessionand the future

The problem with the current recession is simple – how to best distribute work and accrued benefits fairly. The two extreme methods for doing for distributing work and benefits accrued, free-market capitalism (a free-for-all) and communism (State capitalism),...