Sarah McCabe

Entries by Sarah McCabe

Really, Nobel Committee?

(4) Comments | Posted 12 October 2012 | (14:42)

So the Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the EU. Casting aside the vague nature of the awardee (as an EU citizen I may well consider putting Nobel Peace Prize winner on my CV, along with Time Magazine Person of the Year 2006), this is an utterly questionable decision....

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Have a Heart for Germany

(0) Comments | Posted 6 July 2012 | (16:28)

The tide has turned. For several years now, national and international media have presented the Euro crisis as a soap opera, pitting lazy, profligate, scheming Greeks against honest, thrifty, industrious Germans. Yet as austerity continues to bite and in light of the demands of the fiscal compact treaty, created for...

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Your Pension Should Not Be at the State's Disposal

(0) Comments | Posted 24 January 2012 | (20:05)

State expropriation of pension funds is not, despite what our newspapers insist, a rare and recent phenomenon. Pension grabs have been seen in a number of countries over the last four years, garnering surprisingly little international attention. 'Expropriation' is really just a nice word for confiscation. Pensions are another form...

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A Condemnation of Irish Bankruptcy Laws

(1) Comments | Posted 4 October 2011 | (21:00)

As the Irish presidential race heats up I have been disappointed to find that not one of the seven candidates has touched upon an issue of crucial importance to a society currently under great pressure. Ireland's bankruptcy laws are archaic in comparison to our UK counterparts' and are not afforded...

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