Greece; Deathplace of Democracy

29th June 2015 Tony Phillips 0

┬áThe word Referendum comes from the Latin referre (to bring back) and demos is Greek for the people as a political unit; demos is the root of the word Democracy; so a referendum brings a decision back to the people. […]

2012 book / What if Ireland Defaults

2nd May 2013 Tony Phillips 0

Country StudiesCh. 7. The Russian Crisis and the Crisis of RussiaConstantin GurdgievCh. 8. Iceland: The Accidental HeroElaine Byrne and Huginn F. ?orsteinssonCh. 9. Irish Public Debt: A View through the Lens of the Argentine DefaultTony PhillipsCh. 10. Coring out the […]

Publication in

2nd May 2013 Tony Phillips 0

Column: Ireland has no option but to play hardball. So why aren?t we? (click on the link above to see full article) [excerpted from] Terrible task A small nation taking action against such powerful interests faces a terrible task. […]

A Call to Action

19th June 2012 Tony Phillips 0

Medium-sized EU economies (Spain and Italy) are facing an attack from the speculative bond markets. This has pushed the cost of state bonds above 4%, a rate that is unsustainable in the medium term. Acting Prime Minister Monti demanded help […]

Saint Patrick's Day Saigon

Saint Patrick in Saigon

18th March 2011 Tony Phillips 1

Corporate city Vietnam, 2011: This “Patrick’s” day of ritualized alcohol consumption has long since become dissociated from the mythical man who gave this day his name. Patrick was a Roman Britain who wandered dangerously close to the edge of empire […]