Category Archives: Economics

The high rents that Jack built

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 24th of January. Jacking up rents quickly is a process that can’t occur now since new legislation was pushed through last December. But the question is: who jacks up rents and why? Empirically, the market is full of amateur landlords, but are they the […]

Minister of finance intervention on interest rates

This article originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 7th of July 2015 It seems to be a fait accompli that the banks will drop mortgage rates because the Minister of Finance told them to do so. Thus far talk of any pitfalls are being avoided in the belief that subsidising a certain […]

Basic income

The idea of ‘basic income’ is one in which people have an income that should provide for minimal standards, it isn’t to be confused with welfare, this is something that would ideally replace welfare.

Tonight with Vincent Browne: Budget night 2015

This is Karl Deeter’s contribution to the Vincent Browne show on TV3 the night of Budget 2015.

Boom or bubble? What is happening in Irish property?

There is a lot of talk that we have a ‘property bubble forming’, with virtually no supply, a growing population and a trend towards smaller households as things like separation and divorce become more common, it simply lacks ‘bubble’ qualifications. But it does have ‘boom’ written all over it, we have had many such booms […]

The indirect road to success

We thought it would be nice to share this infographic which shows that success isn’t a straight line!

Tracker options are window dressing in a broken market

This originally appeared in the Sunday Business Post on the 6th of July 2014 Most of the “move your tracker” options are window dressing when you look at the potential impact on the credit market. Banks are allowing a person to ‘move their tracker’, which shows that you can shift it around, but they wouldn’t […]

RTE Morning Edition: Newspaper Review

We were asked to do a review of the newspapers on RTE’s Morning Edition with Keelin Shanley.

RTE Morning Edition

We were asked to do the newspaper review on RTE’s Morning Edition

RTE Morning Edition