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The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.

I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.


That will be our motto.


Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.


If you would like to support the show, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams

The David McWilliams Podcast David McWilliams & John Davis

    • Politics
    • 5.0, 32 Ratings

The aim of this weekly podcast is to make economics easy, uncomplicated and accessible. With the world at a political, technological and financial tipping point, economics has never been so important to all of us and yet, it’s made inaccessible and complicated by so many.

I’ve always thought what is complicated is rarely important and what is important is rarely complicated.


That will be our motto.


Every week we are going to tease out some big economic or political issue facing us, not just here in Ireland but in Europe and further afield. Globalisation has brought us all together. We all face similar challenges whether you live in Dublin, London, Minnesota or Milan.


If you would like to support the show, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams

    From "the craic economy" to the annexation of the West Bank

    From "the craic economy" to the annexation of the West Bank

    Another week, another episode where we look at the world and try to make sense of it. This week we explore how language evolves, the idea of "the craic economy" and have a chat with Stav Shaffir, the leader of the green party in Israel
     
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    • 48 min
    Black Swans & Black lists

    Black Swans & Black lists

    This week we explore black swans and black lists. First, we explain why the economy behaves more like a complex adaptive system rather than a giant machine. This means we, in the West are exposed to “black swan” events which disrupt the economy. From black swans we move on black lists and black lives with Trinidadian economist Marla Dukharan talking about EU racism, neo-colonialism, bullying and double standards when dealing with small, largely non-white countries.
     
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    • 50 min
    The enormous potential of free money and the illusion of a V shaped recovery

    The enormous potential of free money and the illusion of a V shaped recovery

    How the ECB is turning into the Fed. What Austria issuing a 100 year bond means for Irish economy policy. Why a new EU philosophy is changing the rules of the game! We also talk with Harvard economist Megan Greene about the United State’s future, outlook and why a V shaped recovery might not be on the horizon!
     
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    • 54 min
    Addressing generational wealth inequality

    Addressing generational wealth inequality

    This week we talk about the youth & money - because if you lose the youth, you lose the future - something our new government doesn’t seem to be giving much thought to. We also have a chat with renowned international diplomat and former Under Secretary-General of the UN Shashi Tharoor about Ireland winning a seat on the Security Council
     
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    • 55 min
    Skin deep

    Skin deep

    This week we discuss options for a New Ireland, building sovereign wealth finders to underwrite a start up nation and why the evolutionary battle between two vitamins explains a lot!
     
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    • 51 min
    Tribal voices

    Tribal voices

    Dispatches from a Pulitzer Prize winner on the LA frontline, why the 1980s ain’t coming back, who are ’The Jews who Booze”, why networks matter more than guns and how the economy could recover quickly. This one’s got you covered! Enjoy it.
     
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32 Ratings

32 Ratings

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Enjoy

I heard you on The Blindboy podcast. I’ve been listening to you since.

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One of my favourite podcasts

David you are a legend! Easy to listen to, witty, unbiased. Like The Daily by NY Times, you take important topics and discuss them in an easy to follow manner. Thanks for your insight and sharing your intelligence with us. As an Irish person living in Toronto for 8 years it’s so refreshing to hear an Irish accent and irish humour.

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A fascinating, insightful, deeply intelligent yet sympathetic view of economics and the global world order. Totally brilliant. Listen to this.

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