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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

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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

    127 - By 2030 there will be more female millionaires in the world than men. Change is coming.

    127 - By 2030 there will be more female millionaires in the world than men. Change is coming.

    One of the most significant changes influencing our world is the feminization of the economy. It's been a long time coming, and the fruits of many battles- contraception, free and inclusive education, divorce, abortion. Finally, in the West, woman are catching up with men, in income and wealth. This trend will profoundly affect the society and the economy. Candice Bushnell, writer of Sex in the City, remarked that, "Women with money is a notion that our society is uncomfortable with". Well we'd better get used to it. In the global south, it's a different story; as Marla Dukharan reminds us, the fight is far from over
     
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    126 - The end of the road for the Irish corporate tax advantage?

    126 - The end of the road for the Irish corporate tax advantage?

    Over the last few decades Ireland has been growing by leaps & bounds, catching up with most of our European neighbours in almost every measurements, social and economic. Part of that story has been the dramatic improvement in the countries' capital base as a result of US MNC investment. Ireland has received more US corporate investment that China, Russia, India and Brazil combined! Now the Biden administration wants to harmonize global corporation tax - do we need to come up with a new strategy?
     
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    125 - When China flexes. Is Taiwan Asia's Berlin wall?

    125 - When China flexes. Is Taiwan Asia's Berlin wall?

    China is changing. Relations with the US have plummeted Taiwan is the ground zero for the new China. What happens in Taiwan will affect the global economy for decades to come. We head to Taipei for an explosive local view of regional and global. Also what doe the US's new 20% corporation tax mean for Ireland and the world economy.
     
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    124 - Where is the "lockdown dividend"? Joe Biden the economic revolutionary - plus its Vespa time!

    124 - Where is the "lockdown dividend"? Joe Biden the economic revolutionary - plus its Vespa time!

    Ireland has been in lockdown for 231 days - by far the most stringent lockdown in the EU, so where's the dividend? Could 1950s/60s Irish emigration to the UK explain far more about Ireland and Covid than we care to admit? Plus, it's all changed in the USA. Paul McCulley talks about the tectonic shift in economic policies that is shaking up the United States - how Biden calls time on Reagan's economics and why we are looking at a bear market for bonds.
     
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    123 - Our hyper-integrated world. Suez canal, supply chain fragility & the death of traditional recessions!

    123 - Our hyper-integrated world. Suez canal, supply chain fragility & the death of traditional recessions!

    Yes, the canal is unblocked, but the ramifications of the events should not be understated: the fragility of our global supply chain has been exposed and people are starting to awaken to the inter-connectivity of our global lives. Join us as we talk with the brilliant historian Mr Silk Roads himself, Peter Frankopan about what all this will mean for the future of globalization.
     
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    122 - Its time for a buyer’s strike

    122 - Its time for a buyer’s strike

    Any free trade has 2 sides: a buyer & a seller. After today’s conversation with one of our Patreon: Ciaran Mulqueen - who runs the crazy house prices instagram page it seems that buyers are going to start taking major steps to change the course of the housing market, in Ireland and globally!
     
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Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

Ed from Qatar days ,

Every topic relevant

I have been listening from Abu Dhabi for the last 6 months and this podcast just gives me great insights. The contrasts are great; this week the buy-rent dilemma in Dublin last week the meaning of Government debt in world economies.
At least we can get pints of Guinness in Our local - there must be an economic lesson in that somewhere!

tjpagw ,

great fun despite the anti-British bent so common now in much of Irish media

Interesting, fun and engaging of discussion of political economy, with a range of guests from around the world. Highly recommend.
That said, the repetitive anti-British, or rather anti-English, bent is somewhat tiresome though unfortunately not surprising despite both hosts, as with generations before them - and today - having made living in Britain. Lads, lay off the crude, populist Brit bashing.

DiplomatRock ,

Truth and accountability

Recent subscriber who has spent a career attempting to play with a straight bat and being frustrated at the failings of our regulatory systems. David and “Head” are not afraid to discuss real financial issues and call out absurdity and malpractice. Common sense and clarity delivered in a very entertaining manner. A great podcast, well done to you both.

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