54 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.


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

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    • 5.0, 22 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

    The Anatomy of a Pandemic

    The Anatomy of a Pandemic

    This week we explore what’s happening in Ireland and Europe’s crucial reaction, plus we focus on the catastrophe enveloping the developing world. We explore why COVID 19 will change global relations between rich and poor, why we need a new Bretton Woods and an optimistic lesson from the Black Death of 1347! All this, and thoughts on the economics of washing machine, Italia 90 and learning economics in the lockdown. Enjoy! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 58 min
    Macroeconomics for a Globalized World

    Macroeconomics for a Globalized World

    Now that we all have more time on our hands, why not use this time to learn economics? I've devised a new macro economics course based largely on the course I teach in Trinity College Dublin. The audio course comes with detailed notes and reading lists. Here's the introduction free. Join me on Patreon.com/davidmcwilliams for weekly classes and let's master economics, together. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 14 min
    The economics of the possible

    The economics of the possible

    We are looking at the complete rethinking of economics. So much is possible, from mortgage rates plummeting here immediately, to ensuring that taxes never have to rise to pay for our corona spending. All this and what Rihanna can tell you about the long term, unforeseen consequences of pandemics. Also, why not use the lockdown to learn economics with me over the next few weeks? Lets do it together! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Beyond money - Why livelihoods matter most

    Beyond money - Why livelihoods matter most

    Capitalism as we know it has been suspended. The most important thing now is to minimize unemployment and see beyond the crisis. Unemployment isn’t just economical, it’s psychological and emotional. We have an economic vaccine, we explain what it is and how it can be used. But we need to move fast. Take care, stay apart, stay safe and be strong. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

    • 46 min
    Lockdown, Herd immunity & helicopter money

    Lockdown, Herd immunity & helicopter money

    Happy St Patrick's Day. The strangest, most eerie one I've ever experienced. Make no mistake about it, this Coronavirus will change our world profoundly. Nothing, not economics, not politics, not sociology will be the same again. This week we focus on the path of the disease and what central banks should do about it.
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    • 42 min
    Corona goes Global

    Corona goes Global

    With markets collapsing, oil prices plummeting and the West about to be put in lockdown, we examine the dramatic consequences of Corona for economics and politics. Plus in geo-politics what the showdown between Saudi Arabia and Russia over oil means for all of us. Hope you enjoy it
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    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

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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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