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I was thinking more of the other irish commentator. And no, I won't waste my time seeking old comment threads. I know ET sometimes has a somewhat exaggerated notion of its own importance, but that isn't worth the time.

And irish taxes in relation to gdp are below the average. And that is a problem. Now you argue with GNR and the gap between GDp and gnr in Ireland. But that just proves the status of Ireland as a tax haven.

by IM on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 09:00:40 AM EST
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I meant, you (generic) could argue with gnr. You  dind't do it.
by IM on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 09:02:01 AM EST
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Ok, then I'll assert that you're mixing up comments made elsewhere with comments here.

Irish taxes are a bit low, but so's spending, generally. Which isn't what the debate in Ireland says, of course, but there you go. The conventional wisdom is of a high tax, high public spending economy - which is total bollocks when you look at the numbers.

by Colman (colman at eurotrib.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 09:29:28 AM EST
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IM:
I know ET sometimes has a somewhat exaggerated notion of its own importance,

lol

'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty

by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Sun Aug 14th, 2011 at 11:19:53 AM EST
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