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gdp of course.

Source?

and tu quoque is not much of an argument.

But it is relevant to your contention that Ireland was leading the race to the bottom on taxes.

So you think there was no neoliberal trend in irsih policies in last twenty years?

Uh, no.

There was a very definite neoliberal capture in the last ten years. The ten before that... not so much.

Which is, incidentally, a better record of resisting neoliberal brain rot than the SPD can boast.

- Jake

Austerity can only be implemented in the shadow of a concentration camp.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 01:23:24 PM EST
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Source? You did quote the article. And you could just look up the numbers at the OECD.

In the real world, Ireland and the rest of neoliberal countries opposed any attempts of SPD led German governments at regulation at the EU level. As far as I understand neoliberalism did take over in Ireland with the rise of the progressive democrats in the late eighties.

by IM on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 03:25:39 PM EST
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