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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.

See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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    The future of the internet with Tim O’Reilly

    The future of the internet with Tim O’Reilly

    Metaverse, web 3.0 and NFTs have been appearing everywhere online in the last year - but what exactly are they? And perhaps more importantly, what do their arrival mean for our daily lives? Today we try to simplify it all with the help of Tim O’Reilly

    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

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Ridiculous comment about the left being anti-American and not protesting Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

If the Irish government allowed Russia to extradite Ukrainians to torture camps using Irish airports, see the protests then

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