2024:17 What is Éire Accelerationism and Why Does it Matter? with Will O'Brien Image

2024:17 What is Éire Accelerationism and Why Does it Matter? with Will O'Brien

27 February - 42 mins
Podcast Series The David McWilliams Podcast

Forty years since its inception, the DART and the lack of substantial progress in transport infrastructure reflects a systemic failure in Ireland's approach to development and progress. Instead of marking a milestone of achievement, the Dart's anniversary serves as a stark reminder of the political inertia and lack of commitment to meaningful change. Despite the economy expanding exponentially, with a growth of 20 to 30 times its size since 1984, the public transport system remains severely underdeveloped. This disparity underscores the urgent need for a paradigm shift, one that embraces accelerationism to propel Ireland forward into a future where development matches economic growth and fos...

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