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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

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    • 4.8 • 140 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

    191 - China and America's latest Sputnik moment

    191 - China and America's latest Sputnik moment

    Today we talk about China: its growth, its dominance and perhaps most importantly; its future
     
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    190 - The housing crisis solution is going to be imperfect

    190 - The housing crisis solution is going to be imperfect

    Today’s start is about the way out of the global housing crisis, how some well intentioned ideas have unfortunate unexpected consequence and why the way out of this problem is going to require us to accept some imperfect solutions.
     
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    189 - When money dies: Notes on hyperinflation, currency manipulation and Ponzi schemes, plus who is with who in the new Middle East

    189 - When money dies: Notes on hyperinflation, currency manipulation and Ponzi schemes, plus who is with who in the new Middle East

    We explain precisely how exchange rate, interest rate and monetary policy actually interact and work - all within the first 30 mins! While inflation is grabbing headlines across the world whats hiding behind the headlines is fragile currencies: today we look at Beirut to understand what lessons we can take from a country when money dies.
     
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    188 - Lessons from Oslo: How to create green innovation

    188 - Lessons from Oslo: How to create green innovation

    Following last week’s conversations on climate change we wanted to talk about the real, tangible ways that we can create this better, greener future through public initiatives. The race to 2030 is on - and the finish line is closer than we might think!
     
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    187 - The return of inflation

    187 - The return of inflation

    It’s no secret that we’ve been living in inflationary times, but inflation is always the harbinger of higher interest rates and if they were to go up, what happens? Lessons from Zillow, the problem of tomorrow's big data, yesterday's invented barter, and the amount of debt out there and a central banks that gets spooked. Fascinating stuff. Its all about inflation, transitory or temporary? Today we’re joined by Rob Armstrong in New York to explore.
     
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    186 - The myths of dereliction - and how to fight back

    186 - The myths of dereliction - and how to fight back

    When it comes to dereliction there's many myths that people tell to accept the status quo - "that's just the way it is" "the council is doing its best " - "It's a problem with planning permission". To put it bluntly: most of these are simply not true. Let's break them down and talk about what we can do to create a better future.
     
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140 Ratings

140 Ratings

Jenn Kraus ,

Riveting

I look forward to this podcast every week. Such a perfect combination of economics, history, and politics. Love the genuine banter between the host and cohost. Keep it up!

Skottybell ,

Apple censors episode Palestine/Israel

Shame on Apple for deleting the very fair and very balanced episode on the Israel and Palestinian conflict.

You can listen on Spotify.
How can we hope to have peace and stop the killing if oligarch tech companies like Apple censor honest good faith debate.

B.J.P. Burke ,

From an American......

Awesome! Informative in everyday language that a non-economist can understand. Great to hear non-Americans explain things. Keep it up!!!

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