Are Alcohol-Free Music Events A Bad Idea?

Last week I was fortunate enough to be published on RTE's Brainstorm platform. I wrote a piece which discussed news that the Irish government was considering bringing back music events provided they were alcohol-free events. The piece can be found below: Are alcohol-free live music events really a good idea? The piece contains discussion on... Continue Reading →

Attending Live Performances Makes Us Happier

Economists often get a lot of grief because of the cold and calculated nature of economics or the "dismal science" to quote Thomas Carlyle. And to be fair, maybe the stigma is some what warranted. Economists are often concerned with efficiency and productivity at an aggregate level which means they may overlook the more nuanced... Continue Reading →

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