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Economics as if People Really Mattered - Week Five - Galway from conormccabe

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Slides from today’s workshop.

Economics As If People Really Mattered - Week Three from conormccabe

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[This is the proposal for the pilot course as it stands today - hoping to refine and refocus it over the coming weeks, but this is the base of it here.
If the pilot course is successful, and there is sufficient interest within the organised trade union movement to continue with the course, then I’d see […]

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To me it’s essential that you start where people are. But if you’re going to start where they are and they don’t change, then there’s no point in starting because you’re not going anywhere.
So while I insist on starting where people are, that’s the only place they could start. I can start somewhere else. […]

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I brought this up on Facebook - the idea of a course on Irish political economy - and I asked what questions would people like to see such a course address. Here are some of them - please feel free to add to this list in the comments below:
… Did Ireland benefit from being in […]

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Renewing the research and teaching in finance, economics and management to better serve the common good
From the editors of Heterodox News
(Genève-Fribourg-Zürich March 2011)
(1) The authors of this appeal are deeply concerned that more than three years since the outbreak of the financial and macroeconomic crisis that highlighted the pitfalls, limitations, dangers and responsibilities of main-stream […]

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Students from Free Education for Everyone (NUI Maynooth, NUI Galway) and the Students in Solidarity Network (University College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin) issued a call for a clearly visible left-wing presence on today’s demonstration against the re-introduction of third level fees, in the form of a registration fee increase or otherwise. This call was answered […]

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Workers Solidarity Movement have a couple of posts on the recent INTO conference that are worth reading.
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In what is being described by RTE as a blow to the leadership, delegates at the INTO annual Congress in Galway today (Tuesday) passed a motion which declared that the Public Sector Agreement 2010 -2014 […]

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Ostensibly an official history, John Cunningham’s study of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI), and its relationship with the education system, also touches on four key elements of Irish society over the past 100 years: religion, class, politics and economics. It looks at the changes in Ireland since the foundation of the association […]

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As part of the ongoing relationship with Aontas. It was suggested in mid 2008 that DCTV and the Aontas – Community Education Network would be a good fit to explore a production project. This series, supported by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland sound and vision scheme is the most visible result of that partnership […]

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