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The David McWilliams Podcast

Podcast Series The David McWilliams Podcast

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 t...

Series Episodes

The Economics of Music

The Economics of Music

Today an Irish artist needs to get around 4000 streams an hour or about 300,000 per month to earn the minimum wage which we know is far below what is needed to pay the rent. How can someone survive trying to be a musician? Today we explore the "new" economics of music, what is the financial reality for young and not so young musicians, the history of the music industry and why the economic of our old friend Joseph Schumpeter is behind it all. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

37 mins

18 August Finished

Why the housing crisis can undo 30 years of economic growth

Why the housing crisis can undo 30 years of economic growth

All over the world rent prices are skyrocketing and bringing unbearable pressure on the young and the most vulnerable. let’s talk about how this comes about and what can be done to fix it. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

35 mins

16 August Finished

How behavioural economics and personalization shapes your life

How behavioural economics and personalization shapes your life

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. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

30 mins

12 August Finished

The Return of Malthus?

The Return of Malthus?

Droughts in Europe, resource-wars and global warming got us thinking about Thomas Malthus and his observations about population. Can we square the world's finite resources with the demands of 7 billion wannabe consumers? We talk positive checks, why hunter gathers were taller and ate better than the first farmers, plus the big Malthusian warning from the past, the Irish Famine. In the past two hundred years ,the world prized itself free of the Malthusian Trap via technology; could we be about to fall back into the grip of Malthus? Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

27 mins

11 August Finished

Taiwan and the Global Economy (With Angelica Oung)

Taiwan and the Global Economy (With Angelica Oung)

Taiwan was all over the news this week. We explore why this small island will be the most sensitive geo-strategic location for the coming showdown between the USA and China. The global economy can survive a conflict with Russia, with China all bets are off. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.

37 mins

9 August Finished

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