Winne the Pooh economics

At ISME we get our inspiration from the most wonderful of places. Today, Winnie the Pooh, everyone’s favourite bear, is 90 years old so we thought we might draw on some of Winnie’s wisdom to explain something about inflation in the Irish economy.

Budget 2017, Back to the Future

Brexit, what Brexit? Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose -“the more it changes, the more it’s the same thing”. No we’re not getting high falutin’ here at ISME, just reflecting on yesterday’s budget. Despite the realities of Brexit staring Irish businesses
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A Sterling Demand from Business

What we seek is a low cost lending mechanism that can give these struggling businesses some breathing space to help to adjust to the new reality.

A load of old weathercocks

So a State employee (Howlin) wants to use (mostly private sector) taxpayers’ money to pay more to those State employees.

Nein, Nein, Nein

There is a housing emergency and ISME says the new government should make an emergency 999 phone call to Germany.