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The David McWilliams Podcast
39 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Oct 21, 2021
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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Oct 12, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Oct 7, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
38 minutes | Oct 5, 2021
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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
48 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
24 minutes | Sep 28, 2021
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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
34 minutes | Sep 23, 2021
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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
40 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Sep 16, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
42 minutes | Sep 14, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Sep 9, 2021
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 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
36 minutes | Sep 7, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
35 minutes | Sep 2, 2021
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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
44 minutes | Aug 31, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
41 minutes | Aug 26, 2021
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. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
43 minutes | Aug 24, 2021
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? See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
55 minutes | Aug 19, 2021
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! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
46 minutes | Aug 17, 2021
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!! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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