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In this Reboot Republic podcast, Rory talks with Assistant Professor in Economics from Trinity College, Dr Barra Roantree about the reality of income inequality in Ireland. We discuss what is inequality, wealth and income inequality trends, and look at what can be done about it through taxation.
Barra outlines the main findings of the ESRI report that he co-wrote, ‘Poverty, Income Inequality and Living Standards in Ireland’, which showed that income inequality has increased in Ireland in recent years, particularly for groups like Lone Parents (42% in deprivation). We also have a robust discussion on approaches to taxing REITs and a national state building company to solve the housing crisis.
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