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Populism might not be what you think

22 September 2022 - 33 mins
Podcast Series The David McWilliams Podcast

Populism is often vilified - but it’s origin is far more noble than you might think - and we might all need a bit more populism moving forward! Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast.

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33 mins

Series Episodes

Ireland's Population Boom: Opportunity or Crisis?

Ireland's Population Boom: Opportunity or Crisis?

The Central Statistics Office predicts Ireland's population could surge to 7.5 million by 2057, mostly due to inward migration. What could this mean for Ireland's future? Are we already at maximum capacity as it is? We argue for boosting local industries to match the high productivity of multinationals, crafting a vibrant and resilient economy for the future. We kick off by examining the recent Microsoft outage, exposing the fragility of our hyper-connected global economy. Without a strategic economic plan to harness Ireland's impending growth, we risk social and economic upheaval. Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

37 mins

23 July Finished

A Day In The Life Of Abed Salama with Nathan Thrall

A Day In The Life Of Abed Salama with Nathan Thrall

I read Nathan Thrall’s book last year before the Gaza and October 7th massacres. I couldn’t put it down. It tells the true story of a young Palestinian boy, a tragic accident, his family and the daily humiliations of the Palestinian people. There is much cruelty but there is much love, too, and courage, resolve and tenderness. For everyone who is interested in Palestine and Israel, listen to this - this is a conversation for you.  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

44 mins

18 July Finished

Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History Of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties

Nazi Billionaires: The Dark History Of Germany’s Wealthiest Dynasties

The true story of how Germany’s wealthiest business dynasties amassed untold money and power by abetting the atrocities of the Third Reich — and how America looked the other way. Many of them continue to control swathes of the world economy, owning iconic brands whose products blanket the globe, brands like Daimler-Benz, Allianz, Porsche, Volkswagen, and BMW. David de Jong shows how these tycoons seized Jewish businesses, procured slave labourers, and ramped up weapons production to equip Hitler’s army – and how they got away with it.  Join the gang! https://plus.acast.com/s/the-david-mcwilliams-podcast. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

46 mins

16 July Finished

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

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