Enemies to Lovers: The Conversation We Really Should Be Having Ahead of The European Elections Image

Enemies to Lovers: The Conversation We Really Should Be Having Ahead of The European Elections

4 June - 33 mins
Podcast Series The David McWilliams Podcast

This week, while navigating a mid-life crisis and an intensive French course in the south of France, we've decided to reflect on the importance of Franco-German relations and what they mean for the future of Europe and the euro. We delve deep into how centuries of rivalry and reconciliation between France and Germany have shaped the continent, leading to the creation of the European Union. From the devastating conflicts of the World Wars to the visionary treaties that established economic and political integration, we explore the pivotal moments that have defined this partnership. So tune in as we examine the current state and future prospects of the euro, discussing its strengths, challenge...

33 mins

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Beyond The Wall; Life In The GDR With Katja Hoyer

Beyond The Wall; Life In The GDR With Katja Hoyer

In 1980, Dalkey United went on a football trip to Germany which ended up in East Berlin. A certain economist, festival director and once under 13s centre half was on that schoolboy trip and so began a lifelong fascination with all things East German. Less than ten years after that Dalkey Utd. trip, the country vanished. In her wonderful book, Katja Hoyer argues that amid oppression and frequent hardship, East Germany was home to a rich political, social and cultural landscape, a place far more dynamic than the Cold War caricature often painted in the West. This is one for cold war anoraks, communist nostalgists and the odd few intrepid ones who always know there’s more to the story of any country than first meets the eye.  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

51 mins

11 July Finished

From Millers to Influencers: Navigating the New Economy

From Millers to Influencers: Navigating the New Economy

In this week’s episode, we’re journeying from the bustling docks of 17th-century Amsterdam to the modern gig economy, all through the lens of Rembrandt and his old man. Rembrandt’s dad wanted him to have a “real job” – sound familiar? Today’s parents are just as anxious about their kids’ unconventional careers. We dive deep into how technological upheaval has always disrupted legacy jobs, from millers and merchants to telephone operators and typists. We’ll unravel the anxiety driving modern politics, why some jobs vanish while new ones appear, and how this relentless change is both a challenge and an opportunity. Join us to see why every generation fears the future, and why there’s a bit of a Rembrandt in every new wave of change. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

31 mins

9 July Finished

A young Irish economist and a Nobel prize winner walk into a bar....

A young Irish economist and a Nobel prize winner walk into a bar....

In May 1991 I walked into Keenan's Bar in Crossmaglen, South Armagh with a superstar American economist who would go on to win the Nobel Prize for a chat about global monetary policy. Joe Stiglitz and myself must have cut two odd figures for the locals...this was South Armagh, at the height of the troubles after all, maybe not the normal chat in Keenans but the barman didn't bat an eyelid. Against the background noise of British Army helicopters taking off from the largest and most fortified base in the North, that conversation changed my professional life. Thirty years later we picked up the discussion where we left off. I hope you enjoy the chat. Maybe it's time to head back to 'Cross for another natter. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

35 mins

4 July Finished

Blazers Vs. High Viz Jackets

Blazers Vs. High Viz Jackets

In this episode, we dive into the Aer Lingus strike, putting it in the context of the larger global economic landscape. We ask if this strike is the beginning of a new era in industrial relations. By exploring the historical shifts in labour and capital dynamics, we question whether we're seeing the pendulum swing back in favour of workers after decades of shareholder dominance. We connect the dots between these labour actions and global economic and political trends, offering an analysis on how these disputes might shape future economic policies. Join us as we unravel what these industrial actions mean for the future of work and wealth distribution. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

30 mins

2 July Finished

The Economics of Irish Restaurants

The Economics of Irish Restaurants

We have a very special episode for you today, courtesy of The Bear, Season 3 which is streaming on Disney+ from today, June 27th! We're digging into what makes an Irish restaurant tick and the hidden contributions that a vibrant restaurant industry adds to our economy. We also talk with Ross Lewis from Chapter One and discuss the dedication and culture required to build up a fine dining scene in Ireland. And we ask if a Michelin star is worth the investment or if a sandwich shop is the better entrepreneurial route.  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

33 mins

28 June Finished

Sold Down the River

Sold Down the River

This week, we dive deep into the nitty-gritty of the commercial property market, highlighting its glaring vulnerabilities and the dramatic plunge in values since the pandemic. Using the vivid historical metaphor of being "sold down the river," we unravel how economic cycles often start with a displacement moment, sparking widespread financial speculation and leading to eventual market chaos. Drawing parallels between the flatboat era of early American history, where pioneers navigated the vast Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and today's real estate woes, we illustrate how fundamental changes can trigger significant economic shifts. We look at the patterns that repeat across time. This episode sheds new light on the dynamics of the commercial property market and its historical underpinnings. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

30 mins

27 June Finished

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