Winamp Logo
The David McWilliams Podcast Cover
The David McWilliams Podcast Profile

The David McWilliams Podcast

English, News, 2024 seasons, 472 episodes, 5 days, 20 hours, 43 minutes
About
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
Episode Artwork

BiBi Netanyahu - The Most Important Politician in America

How is the Israeli tail is wagging the American dog? America's election is exactly one year from now and Joe Biden is in bed with Netanyahu, but his own party, the Democratic Party is deeply divided by his embrace of Israel. He has given Netanyahu his blessing, but he can't influence the outcome in Gaza. This emasculation, combined with the end of the 0% interest rate days where previous "stars" are falling to earth - WeWork goes bankrupt, NFTs blinds people and SBF gets convicted - and we have a perfect storm, economically and geo-politically, raging. All this before we talk about Donald Trump. Strap up! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202332 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

We need to talk about the pay gap

It's not world shattering to announce that there is a pay discrepancy between men and women - but it's important to note that this gap has been maintained despite numerous laws and financial requirements that have been implemented to remove said gap. So why is is still here? Join us as we talk about the underlying issues that laws can't address! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202333 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is the DeGrowth Movement the future?

One of the most talked about global movements is the DeGrowth movement which believes economic growth is the problem and if we can wean ourselves of the economics of growth, lots of good things will flow. Today, we interrogate this notion, is it a brilliant soundbite or a true and practical guideline for a new world? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/8/202338 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bonus episode: Why prices fluctuate - the impact of interest rates on our lives

This bonus episode is brought to you by Done Deal Motors.Price and value don't exist in isolation - everything is relative. Join us for this bonus episode as we look at our social lens on value and the profound impact of interest rates on our lives Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202325 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Bonus episode: How to thrive in these turbulent times

This bonus episode is brought to you by Square.Retail has been changing drastically over the last few years, on this pod we take a look at the history of trade, the current disruptions from Covid and Ecommerce and where it might go next! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/202237 minutes, 18 seconds
Episode Artwork

The crucial link between the planet and your pension

In partnership with Irish Life , we bring you: The crucial link between the planet and your pension - because making the right investments can end up being more environmentally friendly than taking the bus! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202227 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

How behavioural economics and personalization shapes your life

In partnership with Liberty Insurance, we bring you: Nudges, choices and personalization - today's episode is all about the countless small decisions we make everyday and how those choices are being influenced in new & various ways. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/202230 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

231 - Germany's dreadful choice & Elon Musk's “Chaos monkey” moment

Today’s episode is split in two - we start by looking at what German cowardice & its refusal to sanction Russian gas means for both the war and the western alliance. Then we talk Twitter with Mark Little who helps us breakdown the issues thrown up by Musk's bid to take over Twitter and what it tells us about the economics of the internet. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/19/202242 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

230 - How to save democracy

Democracy is often accepted as a given - but it is anything but. Today we tackle the myths about democracy and immigrants to hopefully lay the blueprints for a more resilient society. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/202239 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

229 - Pipes, Pumps and Putin. The Energy Crisis is here.

Europe usually has a 14 day supply of diesel, which is currently down to 4 days. In the coming days Russia might cut off Europe or Europe might decide to stop buying from Russia - what happens then? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/12/202234 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

228 - The uncomfortable reality of our energy future

Today we’re joined by Doomberg to talk about the way out of our energy crisis - because energy is quite literally life.The way out of this mess might necessitate us coming to grips with the fact that we’re going to have some imperfect allies to survive. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202233 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

227 - Crunch Time for Energy

This week is all about energy - Putin’s betting Europe won't stand firm, if diesel begins to run out. The next few weeks will be crucial. We've have not seen an energy crisis like this since 1973. With inflation set to rise further and output slumping due to our ill-conceived dependence on Russian energy, it's crunch time for Europe! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/5/202236 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

226 - REITs and the possible end of Russia

We start with a breakdown of what exactly is a REIT before the conversation turns to Russia - and more specifically the multi-faceted population of Russia. Are we nearing the point where the population reminds Moscow that it doesn’t speak for the whole country? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/202231 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

225 - The economics of energy

Economics has always been about energy. When the price of energy rises, everything follows. We go to the Gulf to understand the politics of energy and Putin's calculation that an energy war will cause a Western recession, just like 1973, may well come off. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/29/202239 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

224 - The Resurgence of the Liberal order

Putin has weaponized global capital and because of that action I believe that we will see investment flow towards liberal democracies, which is a massive economic opportunity for the countries that will present themselves as a safe place to use business - but we have to get inflation under control! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/202227 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

223 - China at a tipping point

China looks to have made its choice for now, and it is with Russia. This might be the most consequential decision for the world economy since the fall of the Berlin wall. Globalization is in the balance and a bipolar world of us and them, now looks likely. Why would China risk everything to bail out Putin? Thats the question. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/22/202239 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

222 - Odessa - the vibrant symbol of urban irreverence and why it irritates Putin so much.

As the war in Ukraine continues, we focus on an extraordinary city which could well be the next Russian target, Odessa. A product of commerce and an effervescent example of urban economics, Odessa is cosmopolitan, tolerant, self-reinventing, brimming of various ethnicities, home to Russian intellectual greats Pushkin, Babel, Eisenstein and Jabotinsky. Today this great city is on the frontline. We explore its economy and history, and why destroying this city is akin to destroying an idea, which is why it will be impossible. We also highlight one of the darkest and least well known atrocities of the Holocaust. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202240 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

221 - Why climate change is an investment, not a cost

To reach the global climate goals in 2030, we need to half our emissions, so speed is the name of the game! Join us as Eric Lonergan & Corinne Sawers talk about the steps and mindset that we need to adopt to save the planet. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/15/202237 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

220 - Russian sanctions explained with Sony Kapoor

Let's look at the next stage of sanctions, how they're designed and how the whole world is reacting to their implementation. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202246 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

219 - Women in economics

The celebrate international women’s day we ask why are women still so underrepresented in economics? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/8/202232 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

218 - Russian sanctions & Wartime speculations

The west is fighting a new type of war - an economic war instead of a ground war. Let’s investigate what is going on & wether or not its going to work. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202235 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

217 - The Economics of the War

Today we frame the invasion of Ukraine as a war against the "idea" of the EU. For Putin, Ukraine is only the start. The big prize is destabilizing the EU. So far he has miscalculated, but it's early days. We examine the Ukrainian economy, who will stand up to Putin and we chat to the brilliant Norwegian economist, Martin Sandbu of the Financial Times. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/1/202237 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

216 - Russia/Ukraine and where we go next

Russia has amputated a chunk of Ukraine. War is now looming in Europe. How did we end up here? Where did diplomacy go wrong? What is coming next? Today’s episode aims to simply explain the whole situation and provide some thoughts about what might happen next. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/24/202242 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

215 - Are interest rates the solution to inflation?

The most talked about solution to fight off inflation is interest rates - but is that blunt instrument really going to fix such a complex problem? Join us as we bring in Dario Perkins to give us his point of view. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/22/202241 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

214 - Are the central banks working for you? Or big money?

Today’s episode is a fascinating interview with Christoper Leonard who walks us through his latest book and brings to life how the FED and central banks around the world have rarely been on the side of the little guy. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/17/202238 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

213 - How do we solve the inflation problem?

All around the world people are feeling their purchasing power shrink: as inflation rises the cost of living - and indeed your real wealth - goes down. What is causing this? Is this going to continue? How do we make it go away? All that & more in today’s episode. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/15/202233 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

212 - The full shilling? The case for crypto as a speculative asset - but a currency, eh no!

Crypto has captured the imagination of many as way to get rich quick - but few are able to agree or even explain what it actually is. In today’s conversation we are joined by Michael Saylor, one of the biggest bitcoin holder, to explain what it is and how you might be using it - spoiler alert: he doesn’t think it’s a currency either! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/10/202242 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

211 - Understanding inflation through the man behind the FED in America

Behind every decision is human beings, who they are, how they act & where they’re from is critical to understanding the context in which any given decision is taken. In light of the announced interest rate hikes we attempt to pull back the curtain and understand who is Jerome Powell (besides the chair of the federal reserve of the United States) - because his actions in the coming year will ripple across the world Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/8/202244 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

210 - Russian tensions explained & pub economics

Russia has been dominating headlines as of late and clickbait titles want you to believe that World War 3 is on the horizon - What is really happening in Russia? Join us as we hear from people living there what news they are hearing and how they see this large scale posturing play out. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/3/202239 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

209 - If global warming is the question, free public transport is the answer

With the return to office happening all around the world, we’re seeing old problems come back; namely, traffic and congestion in cities. This is something we can, and should, solve - join us as we look at how we make it work for everyone. Plus on the 100th anniversary of the publication of Ulysses, what would Leopold Bloom have to say about traffic, land tax and urban economics. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/1/202236 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

208 - Breaking down the metaverse & why we we need to disconnect

There’s massive amounts of money being thrown around by people who are trying to invest in the metaverse… so what exactly is it? And perhaps more importantly: is it a necessary or even a desirable future that these companies are setting up for us. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/27/202236 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

207 - What's happening in finance, why all the crashing? Plus, the key to unlocking the Irish economy

We breakdown what is happening with the falling stocks in the tech sector by talking about bonds, inflation and returns on investment before looking at the state of the Irish economy as we emerge from lockdown. Spoiler alert: Housing is involved! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/25/202250 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

206 - Is it Last call for Boris Johnson?

Today is about the UK: as Boris Johnson fights for his political life we breakdown the timeline of events that brought us here, when & how this all might end and finally: what is legacy might be. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/20/202242 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

205 - Can the centre hold?

WB Yeats in his poem "The Second Coming", described a world, 100 odd years ago, where the forces of economics and politics meant that "things fall apart" and "the centre  cannot hold". In many ways he was right. In 1922, the centre didn't hold, not in Ireland, not anywhere. Things did fall apart. Today we look at the complexion of Irish society as it is, not as sloganeers might want it to be and ask the same question. Are we on the path of seismic change or something more gradual? The figures might surprise you! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/18/202231 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

204 - The Origin of Covid. Where precisely did it come from?

Where exactly did Covid come from? Today’s episode tackles the origin of Covid, where did it come from, the food chain or a lab leak? A lab leak opens the door to all sorts of questions, geo-political, scientific and ethical. In fact, its one of the most important questions surrounding the pandemic and yet, it is the question few have asked? Conventional wisdom says it jumped from bats to animals in a Wuhan market, what it this is not true? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/13/202243 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

203 - Is this the year crypto crashes?

I've no idea whether crypto and Bitcoin in particular will crash, double or stay where it is. No one does. In economic terms, cryptocurrency is definitely SOMETHING, but at this stage, it is patently not money. Join us as we explain how Bitcoin is clearly an asset, but its is definitely not money. Why a good way to look at money is to imagine it is like language and why money is a technology not a commodity. Could 2022 be the year to be cautious around the speculative asset that is crypto or time to double down despite recent declines? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/11/202233 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

202 - The Washington Putsch - One Year on

Let's talk America one year to the day after storming of Capitol Hill. Some warn the US is moving towards civil war, certainly the place is divided, what of the early Biden optimism and just when you though it was safe to dream again, he's back, more orange than ever. All this a discussion on productivity, wages and growth in Ireland. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/6/202239 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

201 - The World at a Tipping Point

The New Year and a new credit cycle. In 2021 the world was awash with money, but will this continue in 2022? If not what will it mean for the economy, for  you, and for confidence? All credit cycles follow similar paths, we trace these cycles. Also what about European and Irish tech in the next 12 months and how John is becoming a drummer. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/4/202246 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

200 - The economics of Nighttime. Why we need more not less, socializing!

Happy Christmas! Hope you had a good one! Weird that this week we are talking about more boozing, more socializing, more venues, more events, more late nights, more entertainment just when things are closing down, but the best gift we can give the social economy, is open up everything, no more Victorian licences, and embrace the night time economy. For a city to live, it has to be 24 hours, for those who want to go out, where they like, when they like. All this plus, a framework for making better predictions in 2022 with the help of strategist Viv Chambers. Hope you enjoy and wishing you a Happy New Year! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/28/202143 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

199 - the Central banks have spoken… what does it mean?

Around the world the central banks have announced their vision for what 2022 will look like - How will these announcements affect your Daily budget and your ability to make biggest purchases? Join us to find out! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/21/202151 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

198 - The economics of Football

There's an extra episode this week!Thanks to the folks at NOW we're bringing you the economics of football to understand clubs really work, what are the incentives driving their behaviors and how in many ways they mirror our broader economy as a whole. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202137 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

197 - The changing political landscape in Ireland & the UK

Today is all about politics as Kevin Cunningham joins us to breakdown the latest numbers for Ireland and the UK Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/16/202144 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

196 - The Russian crisis that nobody saw coming

The rising tensions between Russian and Ukraine has flared up faster than anyone could have predicted and we're now at the edge of what could be the biggest story of the year - so let's break down exactly what is happening and more importantly, WHY its happening Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/14/202143 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

195: The economics that made America

Today’s episode we get all historical and look at economics of Alexander Hamilton, the man who forged America and got murdered for his troubles. Through his eyes we tackle hyper-inflation, financing revolution, central banking, government borrowing and trade and wonder why it all still feels so contemporary. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/9/202145 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

194 - What happens now?

As we go into another quasi-lockdown, what does it mean for the economy. What as Covid done to our understanding of the economy, why is this so different and what is likely to happen to the economy and in financial markets which are already expensive. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/7/202131 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

193 - Comparing innovation between the US and Europe with Michael Fertik

As we begin to take stock of the year we’re looking at how the pandemic has changed the working landscape through the lens of innovations and entrepreneurship. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/2/202151 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

192 - Movement: markets, people and viruses

In the span of a single week, a bright outlook for 2022 is now starting to look quite bleak as the new South African Covid variant enters our communities & media cycles. Today’s episode is all about how movement works, across people, financial markets & of course… COVID Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/30/202144 minutes, 23 seconds
Episode Artwork

191 - China and America's latest Sputnik moment

Today we talk about China: its growth, its dominance and perhaps most importantly; its future Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/25/202144 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/23/202145 minutes, 19 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/18/202147 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

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! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/16/202132 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/11/202129 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/9/202138 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

185 - Inflation, leverage and the ecological warning from the vikings

Today’s episode explores two topics: we begin by looking at what the market thinks of potential interest rate increases - is there a bear market coming? Then we continue to focus on climate change through a warning from the Vikings regarding how civilizations choose to collapse. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/4/202143 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

184 - The Climate Change Opportunity

We are running out of time, it's now or never. The world needs to stop burning fossil fuels. That's the challenge. It’s not all doom & gloom. We explore about the massive economic opportunities of renewables for those who are ready to seize them! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/2/202152 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

183 - What’s next for Germany and why it matters; plus the life of journalist Robert Fisk

Today’s podcast is split in two: we explore the changing of the guard in Germany and a massive undocumented shift in German policy, before exploring the legacy of a great journalist and writer: Robert Fisk Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/28/202146 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

182 - Why now is the time to go for a wage rise!

Why now is the time to strike for a higher wage. Wages are going up, don't get left behind. Also, a quick follow-up on last week’s chats on inflation & crypto, we ask the question what does crypto/Bitcoin do in a crisis? The Great Depression was caused by dumb-ass attachment to the gold standard, why would digital gold be any different in another slump? Plus wages, the Great Resignation and what it means for your job & your salary? And why switching jobs now makes complete sense. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/26/202136 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

181 - Is Cryptocurrency the silver bullet to inflation?

We’re continuing our conversation on inflation, this time through the lens of cryptocurrency to understand if it actually is the safe haven to inflation that many seem to think it is Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/21/202133 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

180 - Money and inflation - What to make of the current rising costs

From the Greek Goddess Maia, to the Roman God Mercury, and the Lord Edward Pub in Dublin, this week's chat on inflation takes an eclectic turn. We’re seeing price increases across various aspects of our lives - how worried should you be? Today we breakdown how these price increases came to be and how long they might last. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/18/202131 minutes
Episode Artwork

179 - The crossroad between a Mad Max or a Star Trek Future

This week we connect with Alec Ross, the author of the Raging 2020s to talk about the fight for our future, how share-holders rose to power and the way that society can take back control for a better future for all. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/14/202144 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

178 - Tinder for ideas and the new corporate tax rate implications

We kick off the week with the launch of our new international trade and money course which aims to bring economics to everyone! We start the chat with a quick overview of the course before talking about the new corporate tax rate, what's happening and how we can use this new reality to make Ireland a more entrepreneurial place for our youth. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/12/202133 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

177 - Is China the new Japan?

We examine the similarities between China in 2022 and Japan in 1990. The trajectory of huge export-led growth, dragging Japan in the 1950s, 60s, 70s out of the post-WW2 morass, and China in the 1990s, Noughties and Teens out of the post-Mao torpor, leading to an internal domestic bubble, fuelled by property, real estate speculation and excessive bank lending. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/7/202139 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

176 - Britain's coming Winter of Discontent

"A spectre is haunting Britain—the spectre of stagflation". It's not always the podcast paraphrases Karl Marx, but when it comes to ideology, there are few better examples of "the one size fits all" trap as Marxism or Brexit. Now the consequences of Brexit and the end of the pandemic are pushing the UK, one of the most inherently inflationary economy in the West, towards stagflation where growth slows at the same time as prices rise. In the week where the Brexit jihadis of the Tory Party gather, we have a gander across the water. Lots in here economics, politics, culture, nostalgia and the economics of panic! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/5/202136 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

175 - Conversation with the brilliant behavioural economist Dan Ariely

From the experience economy, to the economics of meaning, the psychology of Covid deniers, what happens when you are too committed to on idea, the perils of Facebook, the economics of internet bullying and what happens when we don't see the downside of our own bad behaviour.  Brilliant stuff, fascinating insights. I think you will enjoy it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/30/202145 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

174 - The Housing Price Theory of Everything

We kick off with a jammy deal in Dublin and why it tells you everything you need to know about what's wrong with Ireland's housing market. Plus the hidden costs of house price increases everything from obesity, climate change, wealth inequality and even fertility! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/28/202122 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

173 - Evergrande implosion and the economics of Colonialism

Today we start in China to talk about Evergrande, the real estate empire that is on the brink of collapse before talking about the history of colonialism and linking it to current day economics  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/23/202132 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

172 - The Economics of Casement, Carson, Congo and Colonialism

As Michael D Higgins, Ireland’s President gets into a scrap, we have a hot take on rubber booms, Apocalypse Now, Roger Casement, King Leopold and Oscar Wilde! Enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/21/202139 minutes
Episode Artwork

171 - Inflation: why it's personal

With headlines around the world talking about rising inflation its well worth the time to break down what it is, why yours might not be like anyone else’s and why, in time, this too shall pass. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/16/202141 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

170 - A few thoughts from Dubai and what Sally Rooney and the points race can tell us about the elite and elite overproduction?

This week, we're in Dubai, giving a quick run down of what the region looks like to the visitor, then we head back to Europe in order to look at the dilemma of elite overproduction, how our new meritocracy is turning sour an what it means for the economics, politics and society. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/14/202140 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

169 - The great Chinese closedown

China has been making huge policy changes in the last few weeks - it’s laying out a clear vision for what it wants the country to look like for the decades to come. We join Angelica Oung in Taiwan to help us breakdown the latest events Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/9/202141 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

168 - Thoughts on the new Irish housing plan

The Irish governments has finally laid out a vision to tackle the ongoing housing crisis and while it’s far from perfect, it is a step in the right direction. Join us as we go over what was proposed and what kind of impact it might have. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/7/202135 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

167 - Education for the brave new world

As the 4th industrial revolution has converged with a global pandemic creating seismic shifts in various aspects of our lives, how will the future of work look like? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/2/202131 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

166 - Taliban Tremors

What is the implication of the Taliban's takeover of Kabul? The author of "The Silk Roads", Peter Frankopan shares his wisdom with us, and explains what all this means for the region and the globe. Plus, the odd riff on August, Louis Walsh and Jimmy Carter. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/31/202141 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

165 - Afghanistan, from the perspective of people who are & have been there with Nelofer Pazira Fisk

Afghanistan is unraveling in front of our eyes, and while many stories are making headlines, few talk about what it currently feels like for the regular folks living there. We’re bringing you a unique perspective from real Afghans about what it feels like right now as well as what might come next. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/26/202139 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

164 - Russia after Putin with political dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky

It's not always you get to chat to a man who survived 10 years in a Siberian Gulag, Mikhail Khodorkovsky is such a man, so this is a real treat. Who better to discuss Putin than the man Putin was so afraid of that he put him in prison? The handover from the Putin regime will be an huge geo-political event and it has the potency to go very badly wrong. Like most autocrats, Putin hasn't picked a successor and is said to step down in 2024, What will then become of Russia? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/24/202140 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

163 - The Edge & Brian Cox go beyond the music

Today's episode is a unique blend of music, creativity & quantum physics between two masters of their respective fields. From Brian Cox's early brushings with music to tips on being a good ancestor - this is one you don't want to miss! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/19/202154 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

162 - The politics of catastrophe with Niall Ferguson

We’re bringing you another conversation from the Dalkey Book Festival where we explore nationality, sports, history, the pandemic, and most importantly why the incentives to implement preventive measures are non-existent in our society!! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/17/202144 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

161 - Sitting down with Bernie Sanders

This week we want to bring you a great conversation that I had with Bernie Sanders at the Dalkey Book Festival a few weeks ago. Senator Sanders touches on the current economic climate of politics in the states, the Biden agenda and where he wants to push the budget committee. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/12/202141 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

160 - The economics of love (Best of)

It's August - We're taking a moment to go through our archives and surface a few "best of"' to keep you company on your summer holidays. This week we're revisiting one of our all-time favourites: the economics of love! Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/10/202132 minutes, 33 seconds
Episode Artwork

159 - Dante and the economics of the 14th century

This week we dive back into Florence and Dante to explore how this extraordinary writer’s lessons and insights are still as relevant today as the day they were written Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/5/202144 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

158 - Economics at a crossroad with Mark Blyth & Eric Lonergan

Eric & Mark walk us through the vacuums in politics and the different types of anger that has brought on the rise of populism globally and how they’ve used this anger to create a new economic framework Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/3/202145 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

157 - Mid-year review with Paul Donovan

Everyone has tried to make the year that’s passed fit into classic boom/bust models but the truth is that there’s nothing classical about 2020 - so let’s assess what really happened to the economy and what we’re heading into now. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/29/202137 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

156 - Get on board with ESG or else!

Brands spend millions to represent something that consumers want to be associated with. The tricky part is that culture is always changing, always evolving. The latest cultural change is the rise of ESG in people’s decision making - not understanding this shift can significantly impact bottom lines! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/27/202124 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

155 - Is Cuba in the middle of a regime change

There is a wind of change in the Cuban air. The Castro family is no longer running the country and there are whispers among the locals that this might be a tipping point for the country. Let’s breakdown the current situation & the different ways that this can play out. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/22/202136 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

154- The economics of climate change, the coming resource wars and what we can do about it.

Economists are dangerous, so says this week's guest iconoclastic economist,Professor Steve Keen and this is particularly the case if we think about climate change. What can we do to avoid a climate catastrophe? Carbon credits could be the answer, but we have to act quickly. Plus, why Ireland could be to renewable energy what Saudi Arabia is to petrol and thrifty five years after Chernobyl, why the return of nuclear is on the cards. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/20/202134 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

153 - Follow the Money: Why is the government selling the Bank of Ireland cheaply and why now?

The Irish government is trying to sell its stake in the Bank of Ireland at a half price. Selling cheap and buying expensive is never good business. We head back to the West Lower to explore the nexus between selling Bank of Ireland cheaply and the dreaded Davy Stockbrokers, that entity that is under investigation by the State. Could there be a link? If so what does it say about corporate culture in Ireland? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/15/202134 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

152 - The NYtimes is wrong - Ireland is not a tax haven

Last week the New York Times took a swipe at Ireland by calling it a tax haven - which it most definitely is not. Using taxes is central to any nation's economic policy. A tax haven is understood to be a place where a company puts a brass plate up, has few if any employees and proceeds to wash money through this shell company. That is not what is happening in Ireland. We explore the transformation of the Irish society and the Irish economy, against the background of a small country fighting the limitation of size by embracing globalization and importing much needed capital over a thirty year period. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/13/202128 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

151 - Reimagining cities post COVID

The world is changing and nowhere is that more apparent than in urban areas around the world. Today’s episode looks at the transformations happening in our podcast home of Dun Laoghaire and use it as a template to discuss what might happen around the world. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/8/202129 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

150 - Rich Man/Poor Man with Stephanie Kelton & Marla Dukharan

Up here, in what used to be called the "1st World", the pandemic has focused economists' minds on what can be done to change our thinking after Covid has passed. M.M.T. sets out new economic opportunities  available, for example, to the the US. But not all countries have the luxury of this approach built up over decades of wealth and stability. Countries in what is now termed the "Global South" do not have these possibilities. Yet they are the ones that need a break most. Today’s episode contrasts what new economic frameworks meant for countries who are already rich and compares that to the experience from countries who remain poor. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/6/202150 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

149 - Let’s talk Pride, is there a gay economy?

When I was a kid, being inclusive or accepting of gay people was regarded as the death knell of commerce. Today it’s an essential attribute of a successful economy or company. This week we talk about the change Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/1/202142 minutes, 29 seconds
Episode Artwork

148 - Is the political centre back?

We examine recent political trends and ask the question: is the centre, written off by the extremes, back in the game & And if so, what does it mean? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/29/202146 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

147 - The housing market by the numbers

We're slowly but surely coming to the boiling point of the housing market, but as we do so it's important to step back and understand the magnitude of the mess we're in. Join us this week as we quantify the booms & busts of the last 2 generations in Ireland. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/24/202133 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

146 - The Great Caste War

Elections all over the world are now power struggles between "castes", not so much classes, ideologies or even economics. We look at economic history as being one on going struggle between three castes, the priests, the warriors and the merchants. Each traditional caste has evolved from their historical origins, but they are essentially unchanged in the modern. Today's politics is still dominated by this fascinating three-way struggle, economics is also determined by the winners of this battle. From the Pharaoh, to the Red Branch Knights, the disappearance of Prussia, right up to Brexit and the next Irish election we trace this illuminating way at looking political, power and position. It explains why the relatively rich have swung to the Left, while the relatively poor have swung to the Right in the biggest political re-configuration of our age. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/22/202137 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

145 - Kamikaze Kapitalism

History is a great teacher - so this week we turn to the 1980s in Japan to learn how one country who had seemingly figured it all out - lost its way! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/17/202138 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

144 - What is Money? With Eric Lonergan

Money is so deeply engrained in our lives that we sometimes forget to think about it at all. With the rise of alternative currencies it's worth taking a step back and thinking about what exactly is money? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/15/202148 minutes
Episode Artwork

143 - G7, global corporate taxes & Disrupting the building sector

Every country has the right to use the tools at their disposable to make the lives of its citizens more prosperous - even the tax code. With the G7 underway and it’s headlines about a common tax rate we’re going to explore what that could mean for Ireland before moving to another key global issue: Disrupting the construction industry to achieve affordable housing. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/10/202136 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

142 - Value is created in the mind with Rory Sutherland

Why gold may have started with prostitution, why wine makers take the mickey, why economists only see half the picture and what Naomi Osaka tell us about decision-making and why the so-called hard sciences are actually easy and the soft one, hard. We’ve always opened the podcast by saying that you need to understand human nature to understand the economy, so today instead of interrogating a specific topic, we look at value & value creation - because economics has to be more open to marketing & psychology to see the big picture and be materially better at creating a better future. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/8/202148 minutes, 44 seconds
Episode Artwork

141 - Is Bitcoin a bubble or the currency of the future - or can it be both? Part.2

Bitcoin’s value has gone from 10 000 USD to a whopping 60 000 USD in the last 6 month - before going down to about 35 000 USD now. But what is it? Is it money or an asset? Can a currency so volatile be a reliable replacement to fiat money? Is it even a currency? Or something else entirely? This week we’re doing a 2 part series that aims to untangle all the noise around coins and cryptocurrency. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/3/202130 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

140 - Is Bitcoin a bubble or the currency of the future - or can it be both? Part.1

Bitcoin’s value has gone from 10 000 USD to a whopping 60 000 USD in the last 6 month - before going down to about 35 000 USD now. But what is it? Is it money or an asset? Can a currency so volatile be a reliable replacement to fiat money? Is it even a currency? Or something else entirely? This week we’re doing a 2 part series that aims to untangle all the noise around coins and cryptocurrency. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/1/202145 minutes, 9 seconds
Episode Artwork

139 - Boring but radical: How Biden is getting it done

After a quick hit on Bitcoin we join Harvard economist Megan Greene for a deep dive on why MMT is rising in America, how Biden is embracing this new vision of monetary policy and what he’s trying to achieve with these massive infrastructure plans - all while watching out for the inflation risk! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/27/202134 minutes, 32 seconds
Episode Artwork

139 - The UK’s new economic approach

Brexit has created a new economic environment for the UK. Robert Lind joins us to untangle what the new business model might be moving forward, how it might diversify the UK economy & how it might affect London and beyond. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/25/202145 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

138 - Global panic buying & inflation

If you know anyone in their 20s or 30s, no matter where in the world you are, you’ve been talking about housing. By all accounts the pandemic has turned an underlying condition into a fatal diagnostic for most millennials. Today we look at how the world’s housing markets in a variety of countries before moving onto the return of inflation - its always important to keep things in perspective Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/20/202135 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

137 - Israel and Palestine, explained, put into perspective and hopefully made more clear with Tom Friedman

Through a unique Broadway analogy, the fascinating three times Pulitzer Prize winner, New York columnist Times Tom Friedman helps us navigate the bigger picture behind the terrible headlines that we've been reading for the last week regarding the conflict in the Israel, Gaza, Jerusalem and the West Bank. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/18/202143 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

136 - What the Pope told Mack!

As wages stagnate but house prices rise, a new class will emerge, beneficiaries of the housing boom, an inheritance class. As the younger generation falls behind, they will become more dependent on inheriting wealth, normally via parent's houses. This will create a drone class without the get up an go of previous strivers. We are already seeing it in some countries: you can go backwards. Also a conversation I had with the Pope, yes Francis himself about exactly this! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/13/202138 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

135 - Vultures, cuckoos, pigeons - what's with all these avian funds?

Can you feel it in the air? The wind is changing for property funds in Ireland, people are realizing how rigged the system is against them and they’re deciding to do something about it. The first step of any battle is to understand what you’re up against. This week we’ll try to breakdown these funds to better understand what they are & how we got here. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/11/202127 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

134 - Lessons from the Great Depression

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it - or so the saying goes. This week, with the help of IG, we’re looking at what happened in the Great Depression and comparing it with Biden’s current economic approach to see if we’ve learned anything from the past economic cycles… Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/7/202136 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

133 - The beauty of discovering numbers

Some argue that great civilized societies are measured by culture, literature or art but what about the idea that real sophistication is statistics? Truly self-confident societies reveal, expose, shine a light and measure. Calculation is purity. Data matters and to fully understand anything it’s often essential to understand numbers. Why do we use a base 12 for months? 60 for seconds? How do we make sense of the latest political stats? The answer: it's all about context. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/202136 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

132 - Pulling up the drawbridge

The biggest barrier to progress is the contented class, driven by their C.A.V.E philosophy: Citizens Against Virtually Everything, they want things to slow down now that they have risen up. they object to almost everything, gumming up the planning process, driving up house costs and house prices. These Cavemen, consumed by the anti-social behavior of serial objecting, are lifting the ladder behind them it in an attempt to further their economic status at the expense of the next generation. We contrast this static, dysfunction with the thrusting dynamic of the tech sector which is creating the future in front of our eyes. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/4/202138 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

131 - What will your Spotify Moment look like? Learning from the music industry

The music industry has been the most iconic example of disruption in the modern age, but if Will Page is right (former chief economist of Spotify) - it might only be the tip of the iceberg for what’s to come. Join us as we explore what happened to the music industry and how the same disruption is coming for many more categories, maybe including your own! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/29/202146 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

130 - The end of Neo-Liberalism & economic super-cycles explained with Dario Perkins

Through the super-league we look at what might be the impending end of neo-liberalism: it's all about the background noise!. From there we tease out what economic super-cycles are, why they might be a breath of fresh air for the next generation and how we’ve come to an inflection point in macroeconomic thinking Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/27/202145 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

129 - No one is safe until everyone is safe

Yesterday was the worst day to day for new cases of COVID 19 globally since the pandemic started. WE may feel safer, but the world is a dangerous as ever. To combat it, and any future variants, we must respond as a united planet: the reality is we can only open if rich countries pay for the vaccines of poor countries. In 1918 after WW1 we had the League of Nations, in 1948, after WW2 the UN, World Bank, Marshall Plan and the WHO. Maybe this crisis will provide the catalyst for a global response, because vaccine nationalism isn't the answer. Planetary response to a planetary pandemic. Money is not the problem, vision is. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/22/202140 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode Artwork

128 - Clinging to power, what's the next move?

We head down the West Lower to look at the fallout from the KBC move to leave Ireland, plus in the week that the new more muscular USA slaps sanctions on Russia, we look at the geo-strategic options for Russia, including a tacit alliance with the USA against China in Siberia. Also, there's a Russian/American summit coming up, why doesn't Ireland host it and use out neutrality actively? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/20/202149 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

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 Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/15/202138 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

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? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/13/202137 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/8/202140 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/6/202144 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/1/202144 minutes, 30 seconds
Episode Artwork

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! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/30/202141 minutes, 1 second
Episode Artwork

121 - The Psychology of the Far Right

All European countries have seen increases in far-right parties in the last decade. This political affiliation will not just disappear as most people hope it will. This week we look the far-right straight in the eyes and try to understand the underlying sentiments & motives behind the political affiliation. History has shown us the risk of letting it run free. Withe the help of Kevin Cunningham we don't just look at economics and social issue, but personality types & deep human characteristics, inherited from our hundreds of thousands of years as hunter gatherers which unwittingly dictate how we see the world. We also examine a previous period of rapid technological change, how it created both modernism and its counter reaction "blood and soil" nationalism. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/25/202148 minutes
Episode Artwork

120 - Cease and desist. Get out of the housing market right now, plus the 5 fundamental ways cities are changing

The global seller’s market for housing is hitting new levels of madness - its time for buyers to take a stand and decide that they’re not going to take part in this madness - at least until the supply comes back to its pre-pandemic levels. In the same vein, it’s important to consider how the world is changing as people look to buy new homes. We break down five major urban trends with Simon Kuper. Plus John's Cheltenham blues. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/23/202149 minutes, 18 seconds
Episode Artwork

119 - The Economic Revolution is here

Joe Biden unveils a $1.9 trillion package and is saying he will spend more. This is a massive change - almost a revolution against economic orthodoxy - and we are on our way to MMT (Modern Monetary Theory). We talk to the main proponent of MMT: Professor Stephanie Kelton about this brave new world. We are in a transformative age. Welcome to the future! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/18/202147 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

118 - If you tolerate this, then your country will be next

Financial scandal in Ireland, what would an American bank regulator and prosecutor do? We talk to Professor Bill Black, former US banking regulator and lead investigator in the US "Savings and Loans" scandal of the early 1990s. Some hard truths. Also, on the week Stripe - run by two software engineers - invest big time in Ireland, we look at why countries that favour innovators over rent-seekers, grow faster. Engineers who innovate make things, create wealth, whereas prestigious occupations like bankers, lawyers, management consultants and stock-brokers just shuffle other people's money around. For countries to grow in the 21st century, the entrepreneurs – not the rent-seekers – need to be the chosen ones. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/16/202143 minutes, 20 seconds
Episode Artwork

117 - Learning from the master innovator Johannes Gutenberg

Learning used to be hands-on, trail and error, mentors, mistakes & real world experience. Gutenberg is the model. Could going back to the old ways be the key to unlocking the innovators within our youth? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/11/202142 minutes, 58 seconds
Episode Artwork

116 - White collar crime, why vaccines are destiny, & the miraculous resurrection of Boris Johnson

Why vaccine is the only game in town. What Michael should say to Joe on St Patricks Day, plus crimes in the “West lower”..... then off the London talking with Robert Shrimsley of the Financial Times on Boris Johnson’s surprising resurgence in popularity Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/9/202150 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

115 - The War on Drugs has failed, stop it.

The War in Drugs is a spectacular failure. It is time to end it and begin to have an adult conversation about legalizing drugs. If you went out to set up a better way to enrich a violent criminal class, it would be impossible to find a better way.  We explain the economic case for the legalization of drugs, tax them and use the proceeds to help those small amount of recreational drug takers who become addicts. Treat addiction not as a crime but a health issue. Also don't fear the rise in global bond yields. It's a sign of success and please don't listen to the "austerity hyenas" screeching about large deficits, thats what's supposed to happen. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/4/202136 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

114 - Building back better

The markets are getting their knickers in a twist over inflation and maybe even deficits, we explain why the economics of the 1990s no longer applies and the big shift in global policy is the bias now is towards inflation not deflation for the first time since the 1970s. Plus, the brilliant economist Noah Smith from San Fransisco on three brilliantly practical ideas to make housing work better for everyone. Plus, what happens to an economist trying his hand at radio presenting for the craic gets  a bit tongue-tied live on air with the British Foreign Secretary!  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/2/202137 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

113 - Bidenomics, why we should not worry about inflation and embracing economic heres

The USA is embarking on the biggest change in economic policy in decades. Biden is using the economics of the 1930s to avoid the 1930s. This is a big deal. We speak to renowned economic heretic and former Fed economist, Claudia Sahm about Biden's New Deal, being bullied by 1970's thinking and America creating 10 million new jobs. Also, we talk about economic heresy. When only one Federal Reserve economist out of 406 is black, economics has a problem. We discuss about the coming Reformation in economics with Claudia, the woman who called it out! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/202156 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

112 - How Ireland really works!

The upcoming sale of Ulster Bank will reveal how Ireland actually works. We give you the "collars up" view from the West Lower Stand at the Aviva stadium - where deals are done. This corporate finance 101 podcast breaks down the likely carve-up of Ulster Bank amongst the Insiders, and explains why as long as the banking system is joined at the hip to the property market, Ireland will always be a boom/bust economy driving up mortgage rates and down competition. Also why data is important. We break down the demand for housing in Ireland for the next thirty years.   we need to build 55,000 housing units a year not 25,000 per year as the government maintains. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/23/202137 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

111 - The future of the City

What will our cities look like after Covid? We talk to renowned urbanist Richard Florida, the man behind the concept of the Creative Class and Creative Cities about what next for our cities. We also outline three "must do's" for cities. The first is a directly-elected Mayor with proper taxation/spending powers, second a tax on land hoarding to make land useful again and third, cities need to issue municipal bonds to finance everything, from housing to great public works, with the aim of making our cities beautiful, livable and magnificent. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202148 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

110 - Going Dutch, London's Brexit losses and what's the story with Bitcoin?

Hundreds of years ago, the Dutch were Europe's moneymen and it looks as if they are at it again. We look at new alliances & digital trade routes emerging in the post-Brexit era. Looking at Hindu parables, what's the elephant in the room? What's the story with Bitcoin, digital Gold or digital Tulips, plus the logic in Elon Musk's big bet. If Bitcoin is a hedge against catastrophe, are we missing something? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/16/202136 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

109 - The fallout from economic mania & the conventional thinking trap with Tom Bergin

we start off by taking a look at the fallout of the Gamestop fiasco before tackling the bigger issue: Conventional thinking. In many ways the world is still pushing “zombie” ideas - ideas that have been proven to be false but that are still being pushed as policies. With the help of Tom Bergin we look at a few conventional ideas and explain why they’re nothing more than a popular myth. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/202138 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

108 - How to fix the housing market

Public housing should be addressed with the same urgency as public health. If we can close down the economy, borrow billions, furlough millions and stop the world in the name of public health, we should be able to tear up the rule book when it comes to housing. The property market in Ireland and the rest of the English speaking world is a scam, rigged to push prices upwards, indenturing working families and exacerbating the wealth divide. Here's how to fix it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/9/202135 minutes, 52 seconds
Episode Artwork

107 - Wall Street and the Short Selling Revolution Part 2

We take another look at the "day-trading" insurrectionists to examine who is actually in control, what human emotions are unleashed by the markets and what it all means for politics and economics. We are joined by the authors of the wonderful book Angrynomics political scientist Mark Blyth and hedge fund manger Eric Lonergan. Things are rarely as they seem to be! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202137 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

106 - Wall Street, Game Stop and the Short Squeeze Revolutionaries!

Something unusual is happening in the stock market: the little guy - or in this case, guys - are beating up the big multi-billionaire hedge-fund managers. This is in stark contrast to the usual market hegemony and might signal a deep change: the little guy is slowly recognizing their power in numbers. If short selling, margin calls, put options, short squeezes are all Double Dutch to you, fret now we have you covered. Join us as we explain it all with Twitter comedy sensation Avalon Penrose & the markets editor of the Financial Times, Katie Martin Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/2/202147 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

105 - The Rentier Economy

Ireland, like many economies is hostage to the rentiers, companies that sidle up to governments to get a licence to provide some product or service that the government used to provide. This is a licence to print money, because the rentier company has a monopoly to hoover up rent rather than make anything. They dominate the property market, utilities and have led to the infantilization of the public sector. At every stage prices rises because these are the opposite of competitive companies. Given that rentiers drive up property prices, sanctioned by government, is it any surprise the young are voting radical? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/202130 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

104 - Doughnut Economics

The arrival of Joe Biden has led to a profound change in tone, with America quickly re-signing back up to the Paris Accord. The planet is back on the agenda and the mantra of growth at all costs irrespective of the environmental costs, is being reappraised. We talk to Kat Raworth, author of "Doughnut Economics" about a different way of looking at the world, the economy and how we understand our relationship to the world around us, our priorities and the need to re-frame economics for the 21st century. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/26/202151 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

103 - Doc Martins, the financialization of the global economy, IPO's, inequality and Joe Biden's political agenda

We explain by way of the SFX and Doc Martins how financial markets create inequality. Late stage financial capitalism generates super normal profits for owners of capital and debt by way of IPOs, and forces wage moderation on ordinary workers. We explain how understanding the credit cycle is key to understand the modern economy through the prism of the glorious Doc Martin, focusing on trickle down economy, opportunism and leveraged profits and market booms and busts. What does this mean for the economy? Unfortunately: most likely - further wealth division. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/202128 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

102 - The last day of Trump

Trump is gone but what next for Trumpism? The saga is far from over. While the armed Boogaloo boys are mobilizing across the United States we talk with Professor William Black to get a thorough understanding of what’s going on in America and what the future holds for Donald J. Trump. Also a quick hit on how China has emerged unassailable from both Trump and Covid, plus America's first internal rebellion and the vision of Alexander Hamilton. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/19/202146 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

101 - How to end this Lockdown for good!

We still have time to do a New Zealand, with the vaccine roll out going so slowly, can we do a Taiwan and be out and about my St Patrick's Day? We talk zero Covid with Prof Aoife McLyset: How we can administer an economic vaccine while we wait with a bit of imagination, plus what the new biotech revolution - ushered in by the mRNA vaccine - means for all of us. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202140 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

100 - American Carnage and its radicalized Middle

Trump is over, Trumpism is not. The great American experiment is only starting, as the Republicans become the party of the anxious while, the Democrats - the party of the satisfied. As the world's economic power shifts to Asia, we should try to understand people's real fears. Also, why the world need fewer "blackboard" economists and more "kitchen table" economists and will America's next president, Joe Biden lead the charge of change? All that teased out with the help of the extraordinary writer, thinker & author of "The people, no" - Tom Frank! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/12/20211 hour, 7 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Brexit Dividend - for everyone bar Britain!

Interesting times! As the US is engulfed by a culture war, we look at a culture war closer to home. Here’s why Brexit provides a once in a generation opportunity and how we can seize it. Brexit is a change and change is the one thing that is constant. Embrace it. Economically, there’s huge upside. Politically, it makes constitutional change on this island more likely. We are chatting to Andrea Catherwood on the future of Ireland, how to avoid our own culture war and how we best negotiate it from here. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/202141 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

Every Day is Crucial!

Welcome back to the podcast 2021! During the height of the civil rights campaign when people were dying needlessly, Martin Luther King deployed this expression “the extreme urgency of now” to describe the urgency of achieving civil rights immediately, not sometime in the future. Precisely the same can be said about the vaccine. Every day is crucial and the roll out of the vaccine will be the litmus test for how serious your country is! . Join us as we kick off the year by talking about the importance of moving fast, trusting institutions and learning from other parts of the world in order to get our economy (and life!) back on track Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/5/202155 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Christmas Podcast

Thanks for your support all year. This week we take stock of Ireland after the year we’ve just had and how your view on COVID actually tells much more about who you are and what you think than you might originally think. Happy Christmas!! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/24/202037 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Investor or Speculation? Tech, market madness & the cost of mistakes

Technology changes the world - but not everyone who bets on technology wins. With the recent boom in tech IPOs we take a look at what the market with the help of FT’s John Thornhilll and explore a short history of market mania, from AirBnB, to canals, railways, Irish Navies, Homer Simpson plus a cameo from Ken Clarke late night in bar in Hong Kong Halloween night 1997. A few thoughts on global monetary policy too! What’s not to like? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/22/202050 minutes, 39 seconds
Episode Artwork

When Scotland Rises

The first casualty of Brexit will be Britain. Scotland is on its own path for the first time since 1707. When Scotland becomes independent, it will trigger enormous economic and political changes up here in the North West Atlantic. Mark Blyth, Professor at Brown University helps us to tease out the economics of Scottish Independence and what’s ahead for Scotland, Ireland and England. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/202053 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

Beyond Brexit. What does the post-Brexit world look like?

The British are gone - well almost - and the EU will change. The face of that change is likely to be Emmanuel Macron. So we examine France, by way of a small tour of European monetary history, French diplomacy, a quick trip to Paris, a bit of Albert Camus, the Cure, Algeria, Sudenten Germany and Ireland’s coming “Viking Alliance” with Scandinavia. Lots to marinade on. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/15/202053 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Meritocracy - Scourge or Salvation

Today we review our Tuesday conversation with Andy Haldane and go through some of the most interesting aspects of the discussion, including the merits and pitfalls of meritocracy. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/202030 minutes, 37 seconds
Episode Artwork

Brexit and much more with Andy Haldane, Chief Economist of the Bank of England

It’s Brexit week, last throw of the dice allegedly, so what better week to talk to the man from the Bank of England - an institution that will have to deal with the economic, financial and political fallout of leaving Britain’s leaving the EU? You will love this chat with Andy, talking about Brexit, inequality, the tyranny of meritocracy, why banks fail, crypto currency, Roy Keane’s man management skills and the future of Sunderland FC! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/8/202058 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

The end of the car park

Not all ideas are timeless - this week we look at how we can take dead space and turn it into living spaces through economic incentives Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/202033 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

"Hand of pod" - The Maradona Generation

We go to Argentina to gauge the reaction to the death of the Diego. Plus we explore with the former economics minister of Argentina, Martin Lousteau, what went wrong in Argentina - a country that was once the richest in the world to now being the 77th richest. Its a cautionary lesson on how good countries can go bad, how strong economies can become enfeebled and ultimately why good economics matters! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/1/202041 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

The World in 2021

On Thanksgiving, with the Dow hitting 30,000 and Janet Yellan taking over at the US Treasury, we examine the short and medium terms health of the US economy with David Rosenberg - Warning: it doesn’t look too pretty. We also look further out to assess the demographic, budget and debt arithmetic for the US and the West and how China goes from strength to strength. All this, plus a bit of Leviticus and Deuteronomy if you are feeling all biblical! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/202043 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

the fallout from COVID

There’s light at the end of the tunnel - for the first time it seems that people are starting to see the end of this mess. As we look to the return of some level of normality, we know that the new normal won’t look like the old normal: both companies & cities will have to adapt to the end of business travelling. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/24/202034 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode Artwork

Show me the money

Optics and execution are two profoundly different things. All over the world politicians talk and entrepreneurs walk. Small businesses have been promised help by people who have never taken a risk in their lives, who don't understand the game because they’ve never had skin in the game. The result is a mess, good firms will shut, their loans bought by vulture funds and the process of the financialization of our economy, governed by spreadsheet spivs will take one further big step forward. We care about this. So should you! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/202043 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

“Don’t cry for me Great-Brit-Annia” - to be sung imagining Boris Johnson channelling his inner Elaine Page

“Is Boris Johnson England’s Eva Peron? All through my wild days, my mad existence…..and all that stuff, anyway we get to this point following an amazing conversation with economist Adam Posen about the USA. imperial delusions, NASCAR and the commercial fairytale that is Brexit. There’s lots in here from economic gravity, the “Great Patriot/Shit Citizen” dilemma & Northern Irish football melodies to a bit of Picasso, Joyce & early 20th century modernism.Don't forget to join us on Patreon for exclusive weekly Q&As, tutorials and more - all ad free! patreon.com/DavidMcWilliams Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/17/202049 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Lets talk about unemployment

Behind every statistic is a person and a family. As unemployment sky-rockets, we need to put employment front and centre for the economy in 2021. We look a trends in employment, what type of companies are creating jobs and why the rise long term unemployment in the middle aged and older workers could support populism here. Plus lots more! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/202030 minutes, 38 seconds
Episode Artwork

Outside it’s America!

What Joe Biden’s victory means and what it does not. We examine the US economy with a former US cabinet member and Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors. Plus what can be done and what won’t - why the Democrats have won the popular vote in six out of the last seven elections but have more or less shared the Presidency with the Republicans! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/10/202046 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Orange is the new Red

Biden just about, but Orange is the new Red. The Trump family business has taken over the GOP. What does this mean? Why the Democrats need to find their inner Roosevelt and why pollsters give economists a good name. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/202041 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

A Good Day to hide Bad News!

We’re avoiding America, (well mostly) today as we can’t add much more. We’re going all Covid. There might not be a right answer for how to tackle the pandemic, but there’s certainly a wide array of approaches. We head to Israel, who are about seven weeks ahead of Western Europe, just lifting a successful Lockdown and Sweden, a country that has had no Lockdown at all! Two countries, two scientists, two different conclusions. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/3/202047 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Market & Politics - Why Who Wins Matters & Why It Doesn’t

In this special episode, we look at the relationship between politics and money through the lens of the US elections. We try to make sense of what you should be looking out for and what each candidate is signalling - hope you enjoy!The episode is brought to you in partnership with IG. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/31/202038 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Skin in the Game

3 Mile Pubs, why public servants don’t get business, why cashflow is King, the Grantocracy, Hydraulic economics, and what Flann O’ Brien had to say about PhDs Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/27/202032 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Funeral of Austerity & the Return of Brexit, plus when an Opel Jersey walked into the Tate Gallery!

This was the week austerity died. We explore the timely end of a bad idea and look forward to a new era for economics. Plus what the Modh Coinníollach tells us about economics . Also, an in-depth conversation on what the latest Brexit drama means (spoiler alert: there will ALWAYS be a deal), plus uncomfortable jockeys and lots more! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/20/202051 minutes, 46 seconds
Episode Artwork

A gem of a Letter from America with the brilliant Tom Frank

Why dereliction is vandalism in Ireland and then off to Kansas with the author of NYT’s mega best-seller, “What’s the Matter with Kansas”, American journalist and historian Thomas Frank. This conversation is critical if you want to understand the American culture war and how the Republicans and Democrats flipped sides, delivered with great humour and humanity. Speaking of humour an humanity, Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw, and why Wilde told Shaw that socialism will never catch on! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/13/202051 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

How will Trump getting Covid affect the campaign, and why Ireland’s youth should determine the budget.

The legend that is Professor Bill Black on the USA. This is the man who put more white collar criminals behind bars than any other. He’s an economist, lawyer and criminal psychologist and he brings this laser-like clarity to the US, four weeks from the election. We talk economics, Proud Boys, abortion and the culture war. Plus, back home why Ireland should use the budget to build houses, show vision and understand that we have the highest young population in the EU, make the budget about them. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/6/202036 minutes, 42 seconds
Episode Artwork

Economics at a tipping point

Economics is at a tipping point, as we lockdown again, how can we remain solvent, avoid national and international bankruptcy and deploy all the possible economics tools at our disposal. We are facing a 1930s style Depression and need 1930s style policies to get us out. Listen to one of the best macroeconomists in the world: Paul McCulley navigate the path to prosperity. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/29/20201 hour, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

How the UK breaks up….lessons from the Balkans, plus Trump’s possible road to victory

It’s been a monumental week - with the help of American policy analyst Pippa Malmgren - we look at what might be the unintended consequences of Boris Johnson’s action and why all eyes are on African American women for a second Trump term. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/22/202051 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Back to Brexit

Once again the British government uses Ireland as a hostage in its Brexit theatre with the EU. The record is on repeat. Brexit has now returned and this time its even more mental. We breakdown the latest carryon, talk about the implications for the future. Just when you thought it couldn’t get any weirder, it does! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/15/202048 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

The American divide and the Vaticanization of the ECB

Less than 2 months away from what will inevitably be a historic election we take a look at the American landscape - how we got there and what might happen depending on election results. We then move on to talk about Eurozone, and how the rising tensions between Germany and Italy could potential reshape the fundamentals of how the zone operates. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/8/202035 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

Cryptocurrency & the future of money

This week we tackle one of the most requested topics: Cryptocurrency. We’re going to try and explain what Bitcoin is, where it came from and what it might mean for the future of money. To help get to the bottom of this topic, we enrolled the help of Peter McCormack, host of the podcast “what bitcoin did” to guide us on some of the more technical aspects of this new monetary movement. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/1/202035 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

How history shapes current policies

This week we ignore the political shenanigans in Ireland (as it’s so pathetic) and look at what we can learn from ancient Mesopotamia and its approach to pandemics. Plus, staying in the region: how to make sense of the Middle East by understanding a coup in Iran in 1953 and how it set the tone for everything that came after! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/25/202057 minutes, 14 seconds
Episode Artwork

The 15 minute city

Cities are at a crossroads. The decisions we take now will dictate a new urban future. The office as we know it is over and its main enemy is not COVID, it’s Zoom. This can lead to a renaissance of our urban centres and a repopulation of our rural towns - the choice is ours! Hope you enjoy!  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/18/202038 minutes, 45 seconds
Episode Artwork

Angrynomics - Why its okay to be mad about the current economic crisis and what we can do about it

This week we talk with two brilliant economists Mark Blyth and Eric Lonergan on this fantastic new book - Angrynomics. We analyze why people are angry, how it's affecting economics and politics and what we can do about it. There are some obvious solutions and this conversation sets them out. You’ll love it! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/11/202051 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

How bonds not bombs liberated Ireland

This week we mark the death of John Hume, a great Irish patriot. We explore one of his unheralded achievements, the Credit Unions and how these small “community banks” transformed Ireland and led to the success of the Derry punk band the Undertones. However, in using financial innovation, Hume was part of a long tradition in Ireland of financing social and political reform. We explore the “magic of the bond market” in making the impossible, possible. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/4/202043 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

Living in interesting times and how best to think of it

Four massive economic changes are going on right now under our noses, yet we are unaware of their magnitude because we increasingly value short-term thinking at the cost of long-term thinking. Today we explore those changes, make a case for thinking long-term and tease out how we can escape “the tyranny of now” with the help of Roman Krznaric, Author of: “The Good Ancestor”. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/28/202052 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Taxes, urine & wealth creation

This week we take a rather unconventional look at the Apple ruling - taking the time to look at the many ways that countries around the world have created wealth. We follow that chat with another conversation with Luke O’Neill who gives us a breakdown of the medical breakthroughs that COVID has accelerated and a quick update on what might be on the horizon from a vaccine point of view Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/21/202049 minutes, 41 seconds
Episode Artwork

From "the craic economy" to the annexation of the West Bank

Another week, another episode where we look at the world and try to make sense of it. This week we explore how language evolves, the idea of "the craic economy" and have a chat with Stav Shaffir, the leader of the green party in Israel Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/14/202048 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

Black Swans & Black lists

This week we explore black swans and black lists. First, we explain why the economy behaves more like a complex adaptive system rather than a giant machine. This means we, in the West are exposed to “black swan” events which disrupt the economy. From black swans we move on black lists and black lives with Trinidadian economist Marla Dukharan talking about EU racism, neo-colonialism, bullying and double standards when dealing with small, largely non-white countries. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/7/202050 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

The enormous potential of free money and the illusion of a V shaped recovery

How the ECB is turning into the Fed. What Austria issuing a 100 year bond means for Irish economy policy. Why a new EU philosophy is changing the rules of the game! We also talk with Harvard economist Megan Greene about the United State’s future, outlook and why a V shaped recovery might not be on the horizon! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/30/202054 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

Addressing generational wealth inequality

This week we talk about the youth & money - because if you lose the youth, you lose the future - something our new government doesn’t seem to be giving much thought to. We also have a chat with renowned international diplomat and former Under Secretary-General of the UN Shashi Tharoor about Ireland winning a seat on the Security Council Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/23/202055 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

Skin deep

This week we discuss options for a New Ireland, building sovereign wealth finders to underwrite a start up nation and why the evolutionary battle between two vitamins explains a lot! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/16/202051 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

Tribal voices

Dispatches from a Pulitzer Prize winner on the LA frontline, why the 1980s ain’t coming back, who are ’The Jews who Booze”, why networks matter more than guns and how the economy could recover quickly. This one’s got you covered! Enjoy it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/9/20201 hour, 1 minute, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

America burns, Ireland’s potential reset and the end of Fianna Fáil?

When Rappers deploy the language of Presidents and Presidents deploy the language of Rappers, you know America is in trouble. Plus, why commercial property is over, Fianna Fails slow demise and a new election in Ireland? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/2/202059 minutes, 34 seconds
Episode Artwork

Unconventional thinking: its enemies & why it is important

While it seems that the peak of the cases are now behind us we’re still facing its economic repercussions. The Pandession is here. This week we talk about the social economy, and crucially why it is critical to think unconventionally in times of crisis…..plus lots more, including where the expression “not worth a continental” comes from! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/26/202051 minutes, 24 seconds
Episode Artwork

We are living through a Pandession

Language is important, in fact its is essential. If you can’t describe it, you don’t understand it. So, today we coin the expression a “Pandession” - a recession brought about by a pandemic. Plus, how in the new Cold War between America and China, the economic theatre of battle will be supply chains and why Ireland can benefit. Plus, what next for the EU? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/19/202046 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Leaving Cert - the Irish equivalent of national service. Covid in the Caribbeans & what Judy Garland tells you about monetary economics.

From Leaving Cert cancellation to understanding the impact of COVID 19 in other countries and wrapping things up by reframing what you thought about the Wizard of Oz, plus the economic origin of the expression Dixie for the South of the USA - and why its all relevant to the world in 2020. Jam packed episode this week. Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/20201 hour, 10 minutes, 56 seconds
Episode Artwork

The extreme urgency of now

This week, why Corona will spark huge changes in economic thinking. We explore the coming a revolution in monetary economics with the woman who may well be the most important economist in the USA in the 2020s, Professor Stephanie Kelton. Also, why small businesses are the beginning, middle and end of the economy and the small matter of how we save the economy now. Plus, we have our first winner of our Schumpeter Slot! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/5/202050 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why economics is not a cult, negative oil prices, Newcastle United, Altar boys, America’s reckoning and gay hit men! Whats not to love?

This week we cover a wide array of subjects: from new Irish government to possible recession fixes (no disinfectant involved) and then talking to Frank Kane to get to the bottom of negative oil prices. All this and some history and craic along the way, hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/28/20201 hour, 1 minute, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

What’s Next? Lessons from the Great Depression, avoiding bad economics, reading the markets’ tea leaves & the youth surge.

These are the times when change happens - not incremental change, drastic changes - the type that can completely change the face of a nation. In this week’s episode we talk about how monetary policy is the key to what happens next. Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/21/20201 hour, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

What’s Next? The frugal four, antibody testing and post-COVID changes

It’s been another packed week. On this week’s episode we talk about what’s next for the economy, we talk to Prof Luke O’Neill on the next science steps, and anti-body testing; and the short and longer term economic and geo-political consequences of COVID. Plus, we tell you about a time when the Irish were accused of being plague carriers. Take care of yourself. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/14/20201 hour, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

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! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/7/202058 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
4/2/202014 minutes, 54 seconds
Episode Artwork

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! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/31/20201 hour, 6 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/24/202046 minutes, 47 seconds
Episode Artwork

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. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/17/202042 minutes, 57 seconds
Episode Artwork

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 Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/10/202032 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

Got you face mask yet?

This week we talk viruses with the brilliant Professor Luke O’Neill and as I’m in New York - and no one does panic better than this shower- we explore the similarities between pandemics, financial markets, manias and investor freak-outs! Enjoy and don’t panic!!! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
3/3/202044 minutes
Episode Artwork

Germany is changing - and Europe should take notice

Germany is going through a fundamental change - the alt-right is rising, Angela Merkel’s reign is coming to an end and Germans are aging… how will the steady hand of Europe’s metamorphosis impact the EU and the world? Join us and find out! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/25/202042 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

The battle for the soul of Fianna Fail (if there is such a thing) and are we witnessing China’s Chernobyl?

Napoleon once said “to govern is to choose”, Fianna Fail has to make a choice, will it be SF or FG in coalition? Plus as the Corona Virus spreads are we witnessing China’s Chernobyl, a tipping point moment after with the Middle Kingdom will never look the same again - and are the financial markets pricing this in? Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/18/202039 minutes, 51 seconds
Episode Artwork

Storm Shinner

Vladimir Lenin once said “there are decades when nothing happens and there are weeks when decades happen” - this was one of those weeks. We explain what has happened, we explain what the Sinn Fein vote is not, and what it is. Why it could be positive and what are the possible pitfalls, what it means for NI and whether the shift to the Left is permanent or temporary. New Ireland is up for grabs, who’s going to seize it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/11/202044 minutes, 11 seconds
Episode Artwork

Stats, polls & elections

A leap in the dark or the bright shining light of change? SF - for the first time ever - lead the polls. We welcome Kevin Cunningham - the sharpest pollster in the country - to the podcast in order to help us get a reading on the upcoming Irish elections from a statistical point of view - discussing the pitfalls and opportunities with stats and polling along the way. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
2/4/202053 minutes, 6 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Giant Global Housing Swindle

From Davos to balance sheet recession this week is all about economics. Join us as we explain how the wealthy get rich in bust economies and how regular people become poor in boom economies Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/28/202038 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why traffic is like gas, not liquid

This week we tackle the problem facing many cities: congestion. We look at why historical thinking isn't working and what could be a possible way forward. Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/21/202032 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Irish elections and the differences between Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil

With an election coming and the RIC debate still raging, we examine the deep differences between FF and FG, what our grandfathers did in 1920, the class basis for 1916, Leinster Rugby and the Christian Brothers Revolutionaries and why Irish politics might be more sophisticated than you imagine. Hope you like it!! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/14/202036 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

USA, IRAN and the 3 M’s that precede wars

This week has been dominated by news of the rapidly escalating conflict between Iran and the United States - today we breakdown where it came from, what it means and what might be coming in the future - including the 3 M’s that usually precede wars Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
1/7/202034 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

Special episode: Welcome to the Third Decade of the 21st century

This week we’re going to be taking a look at our 2019 episodes, trying to find out what you liked best and touch on what is coming from the podcast in 2020 Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/31/201926 minutes, 28 seconds
Episode Artwork

The economics of love

Money, assets, yield and dividends - all table stakes of economics, but what if there was something underlying all these? This week we talk about the crucial but all too often overlooked aspect of economics: love Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/24/201932 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Boris Johnson, the last PM of the UK?

The elections are over, Boris Johnson has won a massive and the UK is changed utterly. What does it all mean for all of us, where are we now heading and could Boris Johnson be the last PM of the UK? This week we invite the brilliant economist Diane Coyle, to tease out the issues. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/17/201940 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why the British election is about so much more than who will be the next PM. It’s about the very fabric of British society - explained with FT chief political commentator Robert Shrimsley - one is the sharpest political minds covering the UK right now

On Thursday the United Kingdom will vote once again - and its choice will have a drastic impact on the future of the country, most notably with Brexit hanging in the balance. Robert Shrimsley joins us to demystify what lies ahead and then we look at how Argentina can teach us lessons about bad management and how those lessons can be applied to the UK Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/10/201938 minutes, 3 seconds
Episode Artwork

Populism and the evolution of Ireland - Live From Vicar street

Here it is! Our first ever live show tackling the rise of populism around the world, the evolution of Ireland and so much more, hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
12/3/201948 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Impeachment explained and the polarization of US politics with professor Bill Black

This week in a break from tradition, John and David are joined from the States by Prof Bill Black, scourge of the white collar criminal, to explore impeachment, where might it end and the fractured nature of American society and politics Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/26/201946 minutes, 10 seconds
Episode Artwork

A hard look at the human impact of the housing crisis

Rising housing costs are not new news - but all too often the human element of the problem is overlooked. Today we discuss the very real human aspect of the problem, how it has impacted society and where it might go from here. Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/19/201943 minutes, 7 seconds
Episode Artwork

Economics and the law of unintended consequences

Economics rarely behaves the way decision makers intended it to - From the Berlin wall to the rise of populism we look at the unintended consequences of economic and political decisions that have impacted history and that are occurring as we speak Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/12/201938 minutes, 16 seconds
Episode Artwork

What does a post-meat world means for society and the economy?

When Burger King goes veggie - you know something whopper is stirring. This week we take a look at the rapid shift in global meat consumption, how different areas of the world are reacting and the deep ramifications that our eating habits have on the economy. Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
11/5/201935 minutes, 36 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is the age of the job over?

This week’s episode is a rollicking Joycean trip around the world from Morocco to Buffalo, focusing on why great artists like James Joyce and great business people are the same sorts, generating commercial and intellectual energy through curiosity and their own skin in the game; in addition, why openness, tolerance and liberalism, are the key to a dynamic economy. Plus Hemingway, Bloom, the Erie Canal and the Ice Age! Hope you enjoy! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/29/201939 minutes, 35 seconds
Episode Artwork

Brexit - are we there yet? Plus, how the map of the Mid East has been redrawn in the week - all brought to you from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

This weeks podcast brought to you from high up in the Atlas Mountains in Morocco aims to explain the latest Brexit Boloxology and from the Arab world, how lines in the sand written by colonialists one hundred years ago continue to haunt the Kurds, Iraqis, Turks and the Irish!   Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/22/201938 minutes, 43 seconds
Episode Artwork

Brexit endgame: a plot summary

What have Coleen Rooney, Boris Johnson and Leo Varadkar all got in common?  Tales from the Brexit end game, a bit of economics and the political twilight for the 400 year old Project Britain Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/15/201935 minutes, 26 seconds
Episode Artwork

We need to fix the root problem: wealth inequality

Here’s the latest episode on the overarching political/social/economic issue of our day, wealth inequality. How has it happened, why is it profoundly worrying and how we can solve it - enjoy Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/8/201943 minutes, 21 seconds
Episode Artwork

How to get ready for globalization 3.0

Small countries live and die by the quality of their strategic thinking. This week’s podcast focuses on how small countries can truly transform themselves, clutching victory from the jaws of defeat, by completely re-thinking the relationship with multinational companies. Globalization 3.0 here we come! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
10/1/201933 minutes, 25 seconds
Episode Artwork

Out of Africa

I’ve just come back from Kenya, this week we are discussing poverty, relentless entrepreneurialism, the role of technology in transforming Africa and why it will be the site of the next battle between America and China Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/24/201935 minutes, 48 seconds
Episode Artwork

A future warning from past cities!

This week we tackle the matter of future cities - as urban living becomes financially impossible for the middle class around the world how can we find a way forward that accommodates everyone? Through the lens of history we try to make sense of it all and propose a path forward Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/17/201937 minutes, 59 seconds
Episode Artwork

Boris Johnson is not a politician, he’s a gambler

This week we analyse why Boris Johnson is not a politician, how different societies react to democratic struggles and why bottom-up societies is a better way forward than the traditional top-down structures many of us have today. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/10/201939 minutes, 15 seconds
Episode Artwork

Curious minds - Discussing Turkey and losing democracy with Ece Temelkuran

For this month's curious minds episode we talk with Ece Temelkuran, one of Turkey’s best-known journalists and political commentators about her latest book- How to Lose a Country: The 7 Steps from Democracy to Dictatorship, her own personal experience in Turkey and what the world should understand from it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/5/201927 minutes, 49 seconds
Episode Artwork

The Fragility of democracy and why winner takes all economics has led to the rise of populism

Democracy is often taken for granted and many countries are currently testing its resilience right before our eyes. On this episode we break down how we ended up in this political/economic/social mess Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
9/3/201940 minutes, 8 seconds
Episode Artwork

Trade wars, amazon fires & the unexpected consequences of economics

Economic decisions impact many facets of our lives - often in unexpected ways. This week we connect the dots between seemingly unrelated events and explain how economics decisions are at the core of it all. Plus why countries need to grieve and learn how to adapt from loss of power & influence Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/27/201938 minutes, 13 seconds
Episode Artwork

Ireland, Brexit and the Great British Breakoff, from Britsplaing to Explaining and lots more in between!! Enjoy

As Brexit moves towards the endgame and the UK government’s new policy appears to centre on inflicting as much economic damage as possible on Ireland to change the “backstop”, we explore why the Brexiteers are so ignorant about Ireland, how come Ireland is now considerably richer than the UK, more globalized and more resilient. In short, when so-called “Global Britain” exports 1.5 times more to “little” Ireland than it does to China, you know the Brexiteers are living in an economic la la land! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/20/201936 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Are we heading towards a global economic slowdown?

With the central bank cutting interest rates last week we thought it would be a good idea to analyze the current market signals and try to breakdown what might be looming in the future for the global economy Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/13/201938 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

Trying to untangle Iran and the Middle East relationships

This week we dive into the Middle East as tension have currently been ramping up between the United States and Iran - How did we get here, what do we need to know to understand the middle east and why is Turkey the wildcard? That’s what we’re going to attempt to explain. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/6/201945 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

Curious minds - Discussing the evolution of journalism and technology with Tom Friedman

Today we’re introducing a new monthly segment to the podcast that I’m calling curious minds. These are going to be a series of 1-on-1 conversations with various personalities offering unique viewpoints that I want to share with you. I’m kicking things off with the legendary American correspondent Tom Friedman, 3 times Pulitzer winner and New York Times columnist talking about the evolution of journalism, the position of the United States and technology’s impact on all of us. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
8/1/201927 minutes, 50 seconds
Episode Artwork

China's unique approach to foreign influence

In 2100 four out of ten people on the plant will be African. What does that mean for economics, politics and geo-political relations. While the West hasn't been looking, China has made a huge bet on Africa, lending billions to African countries. Will this bet come off and if it does, what will it mean for all of us Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/30/201940 minutes, 22 seconds
Episode Artwork

The next phase of Brexit through its history, its psychology and its economics

Boris Johnson's rise to MP marks a new chapter for Brexit. As we enter this next phase, we tease out how we got here: Looking at where the movement started. Attempting to understand what are the driving forces of Brexit (its not economics!). And finally, looking at what the future holds for the UK’s economy if Brexit goes the way Boris Johnson wants (and why Leo Varadkar has Johnson by the balls) Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/23/201943 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Why healthy economies are inherently unstable not inherently stable!

What do you get when you cross Donna Summer, David Bowie, Bitcoin, Joseph Schumpeter, creativity and innovation? You get the essence of the modern capitalist economy, something called “creative destruction” - the most potent force in economics. In this podcast ,we explore the role of disruption in the economy from 1970s disco beats to 21st century blockchain technology. Hope you enjoy it and tell us about what you thought! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/16/201924 minutes, 2 seconds
Episode Artwork

The failed war on drugs

It’s time to face the facts - the war on drugs has been a failed experiment. Anyone with a basic knowledge of economics and supply and demand will know that prohibition drives prices upwards, drive profits into the hands of criminal gangs and those very profit coaxes more gangs into the business, leading to more and more violence. It's time to call time on the war on drugs and apply common sense economics to this global issue. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/9/201931 minutes, 27 seconds
Episode Artwork

Understanding China's trade wars, Brexit and Tianammen Square through the lens of Japanese history

In this episode, we examine today’s geo-politics, the China vs America showdown and related economic threats through lessons from Japan’s Meji Restoration, plus Soviet and Chinese history. Remember, those who forget their economic history are condemned to repeat it. Enjoy Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
7/2/201930 minutes, 55 seconds
Episode Artwork

A guide to understanding Germany

Why has Germany, the most important country in Europe, not had the political sway that matches its economic dominance and how that might change in the future. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/25/201928 minutes
Episode Artwork

Why it’s time to move Dublin Port

Dublin Port is 600 acres of prime residential land, beside the sea, close to all transport links and it should be developed in a new city on the water. The rest of the world is moving their ports, even Cork is, yet in Dublin, the legacy of a time when ports had to be at the mouths of rivers because rivers were a country’s key transport links, dominates our urban thinking. It is time to move the port, reimagine the city, reconsider the gateway to the capital and reorientate our city to face the sea, Dublin’s best natural resource, rather than turning our backs to it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/18/201926 minutes, 53 seconds
Episode Artwork

International property cycles

The global markets have never been so connected, and economies tend to be cyclical - what does that mean for Ireland as we face the real possibility of a global economic slowdown? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/11/201936 minutes, 4 seconds
Episode Artwork

Trump’s tariffs explained & the new tech cold war

As Trump lands in Ireland this week, we examine his trade war with China, his tariff policy and who it really hurts, plus why China and the US are heading for a major conflict and why the new Cold War is in truth a tech Cold War which the US believes it has to win and the implications of all this for politics, Silicon Valley and the world economy. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
6/4/201935 minutes, 5 seconds
Episode Artwork

Exploring the ramifications of a united Ireland

There's a wind of change in the air and its nationalism, you can feel it - it's in France, in the UK and even in Ireland. For the first time in a long time, Brexit and demographics in Northern Ireland have opened a real possibility of a united Ireland. But what would it mean, culturally, politically and economically? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/28/201929 minutes
Episode Artwork

Special episode: A sit down with Bernie Sanders

This is going to be a bit of a different one - back in 2017 I had a chance to sit down with Bernie Sanders for a wonderful conversation - and as some of the topics discussed then are still making headlines now, we wanted to share this amazing conversation with you. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/23/201924 minutes, 40 seconds
Episode Artwork

US politics, the fed, AOC & quantitative easing

It’s time to join the dots. We explore why the shift to the left from younger voters is simply a logical reaction to policies that were put in place to save the baby boomer’s way of life, what that means for politics & for the economy now, and in the future. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/21/201921 minutes, 17 seconds
Episode Artwork

Shadow banks & Dublin's crane epidemic

Is Dublin about to experience a commercial property crash? For some, the skyline with swarms of cranes signals prosperity, to others it signals risk. Which one will it be? Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/14/201930 minutes, 12 seconds
Episode Artwork

Black Irish & European elections

They say history repeats itself. Economic history certainly does. In this podcast, we are going to look at the upcoming European elections and in particular, the rise of populist parties, through the lens of Irish history and specifically, what happened in American politics in reaction to 1000 Irish emigrants a day arriving, poor and destitute into New York in the 1840s and 1850s. The story the Irish in the ghettos of New York and “nativist” political reaction to mass migration will help us understand what is going on in Europe right now. I hope you enjoy it. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/12/201936 minutes, 31 seconds
Episode Artwork

Is Brexit good or bad for Ireland?

How can Ireland make the best of Brexit? Join us as we explore the potential benefits and pitfalls of Brexit through soccer anecdotes, comparisons with Yugoslavia, and childhood bar stories to outline Ireland's path to success post-Brexit Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
5/6/201931 minutes, 21 seconds