256 episodes

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.
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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 enjoy all of our content ad-free and have early access to episodes, subscribe to DMCW+ on Apple podcast.
If you would like to support the show, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams.

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    The transformation of Ireland and what comes next

    The transformation of Ireland and what comes next

    Today’s episode looks at the long & the short of Ireland’s transformation. Through a series of choices we have carved a unique place within Europe - where do we go next?
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    • 47 min
    We don’t know ourselves - A conversation with Fintan O’Toole

    We don’t know ourselves - A conversation with Fintan O’Toole

    Have things really changed? Is Ireland really that different than it was? What are the personalities that have marked our history? Through a wide ranging conversation with Fintan O’Toole we explore these topics to bring the spirit of Ireland to life in an unexpected way.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    The future of the internet economy with Stripe co-founder: John Collison

    The future of the internet economy with Stripe co-founder: John Collison

    Today we’re bringing you a unique conversation that I had with John Collison over the weekend where I got to ask him a wide variety of questions covering innovation, crypto, macro-trends for the internet and even flying cars!
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    • 55 min
    The 2nd Atomic Age

    The 2nd Atomic Age

    With markets gyrating all over the shop, it's easy to forget the big picture. The price of energy is the foundational price in any economy. Right now it's too high, but it will come down. And, getting it down, plus achieving net zero on carbon emissions are two of the most critical objectives for the entire globe. So how do we get enough clean energy to power the world, and bring down pollution?  Nuclear has to be on the cards and in the mix. Let's explore.
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    • 40 min
    Inflation returns (kinda), what would James Joyce think?

    Inflation returns (kinda), what would James Joyce think?

    Inflation is back. Don't panic....unless you bought Bitcoin in the past year. Inflation will abate as the policy and the economy adjust, but it may take a bit of time. Plus Bloomonomics - the economics of Ulysses and it's hero Leopold Bloom - what it tells us about creating and fostering civic, mixed living cities - which are the font of most innovation, and economic growth.
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    • 38 min
    Platinum Jubilee, Sordid Slavery

    Platinum Jubilee, Sordid Slavery

    As the UK celebrates the Queen Elizabeth's Jubilee, we forget that monarchies have historically sat on top of an economic system with slaves, colonies and extractive settlements, the objective of which was to steal wholesale from the colonised countries and peoples. The legacy of the colonialism runs deep in many parts of the world. This week we focus on the Caribbean, its traumatic legacy and how the money taken from there fuelled the capital markets of the 18th century and the industrial revolution. Even today, these countries are still seen as colonies in all but name. We explore the difference between "settler" states and "extractive" states and how these ideas still determine how countries progress.
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

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Makes sense.

The man makes great sense. Government ministers should be paying close attention.

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Enjoying

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

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Economics made simple, and interesting…

I lament not having had David as an economics teacher in school, those hours of tedium would’ve been so much more fun.

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