Duncan Cameron | Those who believe the financial meltdown was a one-off fluke and that lessons have been learned to prevent a re-occurrence, need to think again. Derivatives operations bedevil the world economy today.
Irish protesters march through Dublin against the deal struck between their government and the IMF and European Central Bank on Nov. 27.  To the left is the GPO -- the General Post Office -- the headquarters of 1916 uprising. Photo: lusciousblopster
Julie L MacArthur | The socialist dream of one of Ireland's founding fathers was co-opted by capitalist ethics early in the Republic's history, leaving it beholden to British banks and wealth. The pattern has continued.