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Bryce Evans

MUP FINAL PROOF – <STAGE>, 10/29/2013, SPi 3 Moral policemen of the domestic economy Guinness good. Sherry good. No wine. No coal. No petrol. No gas. No electric. No paraffin. John Betjeman, 27 March 1943 From ‘voluntary measures of economy’ to full rationing The shortages John Betjeman grumpily recorded to friends in England highlight the gaps in the Irish supply system. While Betjeman’s government bore much responsibility for the shortages, the role of the Department of Supplies also demands scrutiny. It is surprising that firmer steps were not taken by

in Ireland during the Second World War
What rough beast?
Series: Irish Society

This book explores the issue of a collective representation of Ireland after the sudden death of the 'Celtic Tiger' and introduces the aesthetic idea that runs throughout. The focus is on the idea articulated by W. B. Yeats in his famous poem 'The Second Coming'. The book also explores the symbolic order and imaginative structure, the meanings and values associated with house and home, the haunted houses of Ireland's 'ghost estates' and the fiscal and moral foundations of the collective household. It examines the sophisticated financial instruments derived from mortgage-backed securities that were a lynchpin of global financialization and the epicentre of the crash, the question of the fiscal and moral foundations of the collective household of Europe. A story about fundamental values and principles of fairness and justice is discussed, in particular, the contemporary conflict that reiterates the ancient Irish mythic story of the Tain. The book suggests correspondences between Plato's Republic and the Irish republic in the deformations and devolution of democracy into tyranny. It traces a red thread from the predicament of the ancient Athenians to contemporary Ireland in terms of the need to govern pleonexia, appetites without limits. The political and economic policies and practices of Irish development, the designation of Ireland's 'tax free zones', are also discussed. Finally, the ideal type of person who has been emerging under the auspices of the neoliberal revolution is imagined.

Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

geographical placenames which are also the names of ancestral households. Dún, a stone ringfort, derives from the verb dún, ‘to close’. The noun ‘wall’ is ‘balla’, and the verb ‘ballaigh’ means ‘to gather’. Both these roots underpin ‘baile’, ‘home’, and ‘at 34 DOMESTIC ECONOMY home’ – abhaile. Teach, ‘house’, is derived from ‘teacht’ – to come, as in to come together, to combine; and cónaoí from cónaigh – to dwell, to reside – is có naí, ‘with baby’. Naodh is a suckling baby, which in turn is closely related to naomh, meaning ‘sacred’ or ‘holy’. Teach conaithe, a

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Michael Taft

that should have shored up the left’s approach to a public sector-led economy. The structural flaw in Ireland’s market economy While commentary champions Ireland as an exporting economy, the fact is that the domestic economy is not engaged in exporting. Rather, Ireland has created a platform from which multi-nationals can export, with the domestic economy acting as a service economy. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has labelled the exporting multi-national sector as ‘an enclave’.15 The government’s last industrial paper, Ahead of the Curve,16 put it more

in Ireland under austerity
Robert J. McKeever

readjustment. Although new crises soon beset the country, in the form of the Second World War and then the Cold War, the Court made no attempt to influence policy in respect of them. Even when measures aimed at containing enemy influence raised major issues of constitutional rights, the Court fell into line with the lead given by the President and Congress. The liberal consensus in post-war America called for government intervention in the domestic economy and passionate anti-communism both at home and abroad. The Court under Chief Justices Stone (1941–46) and Vinson (1946

in The United States Supreme Court
Keith Mc Loughlin

took decisions to boost the sector even further. At NATO's request Labour agreed to increase defence spending by 3 per cent in real terms in 1977. In his history of postwar British defence policy Michael Dockrill noted that the détente between the Cold War powers had begun to falter by this point and that Britain's armed forces were ‘in urgent need of modernisation’ which, coupled with Soviet hostility to Western interests’, justified further expenditure. 68 Again the domestic economy was a welcome recipient. The

in The British left and the defence economy
Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

elements that ‘contain the residue of a collective dream world’ (Benjamin, 1999a: 19). In this register of dream interpretation we could say that in the dust and detritus of ruined interiors we may find signposts on the royal road to the unconscious. Jung (1959) tells us that the house is a mirror of the psyche; that in the deep interior of the psyche-house dwell universal archetypes of the collective unconscious. 20 DOMESTIC ECONOMY These archetypes, the Mother and the Trickster amongst them, are figurative collective representations of fundamental ideas, principles

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
Kieran Keohane
Carmen Kuhling

and goods – peace and harmony amongst historical enemies governed by Reason and legitimated by democracy; progress through science and technology; limitless horizons of economic growth; security, prosperity and abundance. Its ‘dark side’, its barbaric aspects, include democratic 52 DOMESTIC ECONOMY deficit, technocratic instrumental rationality and the uber-bureaucracy of the supra-state. All subsequent EU treaties and referenda are elaborations of the Treaty of Rome, clarifying and consolidating its constitutional and legal basis, streamlining and rationalizing

in The domestic, moral and political economies of post-Celtic Tiger Ireland
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Women and the act of reading
Richard De Ritter

practical science of managing the resources of a nation so as to increase its material prosperity’, political economy functions as an extension of domestic economy. As Steuart notes, ‘what oeconomy is in a family, political oeconomy is in a state’.29 James Thompson has described the publication of Steuart’s text as signalling ‘the gradual distinction or separation of household or domestic economy from political economy’.30 Yet, as Steuart’s comments indicate, the analogous relationship between these two models of economy remained intact, and was available to writers who

in Imagining women readers, 1789–1820
Brenda M. King

could produce excellent silks for furnishings and dress. Although the stratagems were a down-to-earth response to fundamental global changes and the unprecedented level of international competition, one question dominated: just how much must the domestic economy be forced to adjust to the dictates of the international economy? In 1905 the Silk Association successfully appealed against proposed

in Silk and empire