Fiscal Equalization Revisited

Speech, Equalization, Frontier Centre

A luncheon talk at “Equalization: Helping Hand or Welfare Trap?”, a conference co-sponsored by the Atlantic Institute for Market Studies, the Montreal Economic Institute and the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, Montreal, 25 October 2001

John Bruton, Former Prime Minister of Ireland

Speech, Public Sector, Frontier Centre

Many analysts who seek to find the reasons for Ireland’s recent phenomenal economic success start with things that happened in the comparatively recent past – 1987 is suggested as a start date in one partisan version of events. My own belief is that many of the ingredients of Ireland’s success originated further back.