David McWilliams

David McWilliams

Articles from David McWilliams

McWIlliams: Don’t fix your mortgage, euro’s problems remain

McWIlliams: Don’t fix your mortgage, euro’s problems remain

The underlying crises that nearly sounded the death knell for the euro a few short years ago haven’t gone away

David McWilliams: Here’s some budgetary advice: time to let it rip

David McWilliams: Here’s some budgetary advice: time to let it rip

The idea that our fiscal policy is too expansionary when we have 10 per cent unemployment is ridiculous

David McWilliams: Feeling the heat in the Caribbean

David McWilliams: Feeling the heat in the Caribbean

Denis O’Brien’s Digicel empire reports in dollars – meaning that falls in the local Caribbean currencies hit the company’s bottom line

David Mcwilliams: The great maul of China’s partners

David Mcwilliams: The great maul of China’s partners

China’s commodity appetite made it a drivers of the world economy. Now those who fed it are beginning to falter

Future of food: The Ploughing shows how we can beef up the economy

Future of food: The Ploughing shows how we can beef up the economy

Agriculture is still the biggest indigenous industry but global demand for food is still growing

David McWilliams: The rich get richer

David McWilliams: The rich get richer

We all strive for upward mobility, but the great wealth divide is turning society as a whole downward

Market unrest: Time to invest

Market unrest: Time to invest

With the stock market, the best decisions are often taken in the worst of times

McWilliams: EU must show leadership in the Middle East

McWilliams: EU must show leadership in the Middle East

Without action, Europe will have to deal with the democratic consequences of its political emasculation

Breaking China could cripple us all

Breaking China could cripple us all

We’re used to the expression ‘Made in China’, but really what we should be paying attention to is what’s ‘Sold in China

When David beats Goliath

When David beats Goliath

As Billy Walsh heads to the US, the tale of how he transformed the Irish team from a joke into a championship force is a lesson from which SMEs can learn

David McWilliams: Hands up who wants to make Dublin more liveable?

David McWilliams: Hands up who wants to make Dublin more liveable?

The mutually opposed strategies of Dublin City Council and Nama are making it harder and harder for homebuyers to find a place to live in the capital

The cashed-up new collectives

The cashed-up new collectives

Airbnb, Uber and eBay are at the forefront of the sharing economy, but the Revenue is determined to geta slice of the pie too.

Why immigration is a class issue

Why immigration is a class issue

The better off you are, the more freedom you have to pontificate positively about immigration. It’s poorer people who feel its severest impact

United Ireland may not be as remote as it seems

United Ireland may not be as remote as it seems

Economics is driving a realignment of Europe. A united Ireland might be part of that

David McWilliams: Why we should love the Brits

David McWilliams: Why we should love the Brits

Our economy is much more influenced by the Anglosphere than by the eurozone. Just as well, too