David McWilliams is an Irish economist, writer, journalist, and a faculty member of Trinity College, Dublin business school.
This week we mark the death of John Hume, a great Irish patriot. We explore one of his unheralded achievements, the Credit Unions and how these small “community banks” transformed Ireland and led to the success of the Derry punk band the Undertones. However, in using financial innovation, Hume was part of a long tradition in Ireland of financing social and political reform. We explore the “magic of the bond market” in making the impossible, possible.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Four massive economic changes are going on right now under our noses, yet we are unaware of their magnitude because we increasingly value short-term thinking at the cost of long-term thinking. Today we explore those changes, make a case for thinking long-term and tease out how we can escape “the tyranny of now” with the help of Roman Krznaric, Author of: “The Good Ancestor”.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
This week we take a rather unconventional look at the Apple ruling - taking the time to look at the many ways that countries around the world have created wealth. We follow that chat with another conversation with Luke O’Neill who gives us a breakdown of the medical breakthroughs that COVID has accelerated and a quick update on what might be on the horizon from a vaccine point of view  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Another week, another episode where we look at the world and try to make sense of it. This week we explore how language evolves, the idea of "the craic economy" and have a chat with Stav Shaffir, the leader of the green party in Israel  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Creator Details

Location
Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Episode Count
79
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
2 days, 4 hours
PCID
Podchaser Creator ID logo 308007