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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.
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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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    Living with inflation, the story of Turkey

    Living with inflation, the story of Turkey

    Today’s episode is going to be exploring the intersection between Turkey and inflation, a country that has been living for many years with what traditional metrics would call “out of control” inflation for the last few years.
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    • 46 min
    Coins and Crypto Carnage

    Coins and Crypto Carnage

    Digital assets are crashing across the board, something that we’ve warned about across various episodes. Today’s chat is about what is happening & why its happening - is this going to be like the .com crash or like the sub-prime crisis (much worse).
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    • 44 min
    Scandinavian Models

    Scandinavian Models

    Swanneying around Gothenburg this week, the thought stuck me how do these people do it? Why do the Scandinavians do this so well economically, from income, to health, to women feeling safe walking alone at night, Scandinavian countries lead the way, why? Starting from a car wash analogy, we interrogate wage equality, why higher wages at the lower-end are critical to innovation and creating a more fair society - something the Scandinavian countries seem to have figured out ahead of everyone else! This week, let's take some Swedish lessons.
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    • 47 min
    The coming interest rate crusade against inflation?

    The coming interest rate crusade against inflation?

    Imagine mortgage rates at 8%, inconceivable possibly but when you think about it not completely out of the question. Historically we've been here before. We examine the last time the interest/inflation cycle turned, what happened, who paid most and what were the long-term consequences? Buckle up for the ride.
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    • 42 min
    The Death of Distance - direct from Inis Meain

    The Death of Distance - direct from Inis Meain

    This one’s a special one: we’re coming to you from Inis Meain, the middle island of the three Aran islands to discuss how Covid and connectivity has enhanced our ability to thrive in remote locations, how going upmarket is the way forward and how this small Irish-speaking community is preserving its (and our) roots while at the same time, adjusting to this new modern reality. Ultimately we are witnessing the death of distance, and, in the future, the more distant you are, the more you will benefit.
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    • 41 min
    What can the Reformation tell us about Twitter, Martin Luther, Elon Musk and Vladimir Putin?

    What can the Reformation tell us about Twitter, Martin Luther, Elon Musk and Vladimir Putin?

    What is power? How is it acquired and who owns it? We look at the economics of power, the power of networks and the "strength of weak ties" and the constant historic tension between vertical power, the type deployed by Putin, and horizontal power the type sought by Musk. Plus we explore what they can both learn from the master "influencer" of the early 16th century, Martin Luther.
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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

Anto from London ,

This podcast does what it says on the ‘tin’!

Makes the world of economics more accessible - asking the right questions and constructing fascinating alternative ways of seeing the way we live. John and David make a natural and engaging double act!
London listener

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!

ArsenalKyle ,

Better when it was once a week

Not a knock on David or John personally - a fantastic presenting duo. However I don’t think the twice-weekly format has worked.

The content has become repetitive and diluted. Almost like trying to create a story or an insight that has been done before or just isn’t there.

I regret feeling the need to say this but for me, I felt the podcast has lost touch. Less is more.

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