Is Feidir Linn

Building an alternative economic and political model for Ireland

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Do not respond to messages from Mr..Frank Kwabena, new member, as it is one of the common "I need your help to transfer millions of dollars" scams. Can this guy be removed?See More
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Filming 'The Spirit Level'

Would a film about 'The Spirit Level' have the same impact as 'An Inconvenient Truth'? The people who own the film rights to the ground breaking book are trying to raise the funds to make that film. Have a look at what they are planning here.

Posted by Is Feidir Linn on June 11, 2012 at 19:57

Danny Dorling on Equality

An interesting looking new blog of interviews with leading Social Scientists - called Social Science Bites - kicked off at the start of May with an interview with human geographer Danny Dorling on the issue of equality and inequality.

Well worth a listen here

Posted by Is Feidir Linn on May 14, 2012 at 22:30

Report from Claiming our Future's May event on inequality in Galway


Ideas to tackle Income Inequality: A report from Claiming our Future’s Second National Event,

Galway, May 2011

This is the report from the four ‘consensors’, appointed by the Claiming our Future Coordinating

Committee to draw together and summarise the key elements of the deliberations

which emerged at the second National Event. The report is drawn from the short report…


Posted by Is Feidir Linn on August 22, 2011 at 18:19

Executive Pay in the US continues to increase

One of the key themes of Is Feidir Linn, also reflected in the Income Inequality theme of Claiming our Future, has been the rapid growth in the pay of CEOs and other higher corporate executives. The Claiming our Future event in Galway in May came up with a few ideas about how to tackle this - a High Pay Commission, requiring companies to publish the ratio between their lowest and highest paid workers in their annual…


Posted by Is Feidir Linn on July 14, 2011 at 21:58 — 1 Comment



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Started by P.J. Ó Domhnaill in Working Group Proposals Oct 24, 2013.

Re-inventing our Democracy

Started by Is Feidir Linn in Reports of Events May 13, 2012.

Stiglitz-Sen Commission

French President Sarkozy established a Commission including Nobel Prize-winners Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, Columbia University and Professor Amartya Sen, Harvard University to look at the adequacy of current measures of economic performance, in particular those based on GDP figures. In particular to look at broader concerns about the relevance of GDP figures as measures of societal well-being, as well as measures of economic, environmental, and social sustainability.

Its aim is to identify the limits of GDP as an indicator of economic performance and social progress, to consider additional information required for the production of a more relevant picture, to discuss how to present this information in the most appropriate way, and to check the feasibility of measurement tools proposed by the Commission. Commission's work is not focused on France, nor on developed countries.

The Commission has now reported and its (250 page) report can be downloaded here Stiglitz:Sen Report.pdf

and the main site can be accessed here

Vox Pop from 'Claiming our Future' event

The report formally giving the full details of the Claiming our Future event is now available.


Is Féidir Linn is a group of individuals concerned with community development, social inclusion, anti-poverty and equality issues which is exploring what an alternative economic and social development model for Ireland would look like, and what would be needed to gain support for its implementation. Read more.

Is Féidir Linn was one of the groupings involved in organising the Claiming our Future event to progress these concerns.


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