223. How to Tackle the Cost of Living Crisis

In this Reboot Republic, Rory talks to Michael Taft, economist with SIPTU, about how to tackle the cost of living crisis. Ireland has seen some of the highest electricity and gas price rises in the EU.
In France and Malta the governments controlled gas and electricity prices, Michael sets out how we can do it here too, how to tackle profit price inflation – profit gouging, the economics of a minimum wage and wider wage increases, the contribution of our free market economic model to Ireland’s cost of living crisis, and why a state construction company as a commercial public enterprise is a good idea.
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