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Things will improve, because that is what they do: ‘animal spirits’ and an optimistic next generation will make sure of it
David McWilliams: The mortgage crisis hasn’t gone away – it’s just been temporarily defused by low interest rates
The Irish horseracing industry is phenomenally successful, but the Irish betting industry returns to racing only a fraction of what it makes
I have just walked out of Cleere’s pub in Kilkenny, where I watched a show about economic language. It shouldn’t work but somehow it does, writes David McWilliams.
Staying ahead of the economic curve
London is now a playground for the super-rich. But if Britain divorced from Europe after a referendum, would the City remain unscathed?
David McWilliams: With economics, as in sport, the great players are the ones who can read the game
The lack of opportunities for twentysomethings will be bad for all of us in the future, writes David McWilliams.
Ireland’s indebted professional classes are far worse off than the bust developers – and in a lot more trouble, writes David McWilliams.
We’re expected to celebrate the fact that Irish-based banks are selling off the country at a discount, and that we’ll buy it back at a premium.
We're all the way back to square one, using and abusing property prices to manipulate confidence in the economic cycle, writes David McWilliams.
The excesses of Putin's Russia are having severe consequences for Europe's economy.
We trade mostly with the US and Britain, yet we operate in euro – and this schizophrenia means we’re always slightly out of step with economic policy.
The real reason why public sector workers are better off than private sector workers is not degrees, but the power of the unions, wqrites David McWilliams.
There is an educational apartheid separating the suburbs of Dublin, writes David McWilliams.
The ECB should begin quantitative easing - but contemplating this will require an admission that austerity just isn't working.
Expect workers to demand their share of the pie as the pendulum swings back towards wages and employment, away from profits and capital.
Huge multinationals exist here in Ireland as part of a functioning society, using up its resources, writes David McWilliams.
Ukraine, Gaza, Iran, Isis, Syria and Turkey are all just pawns in a grotesque geopolitical game. All sides have their narratives. But in all cases, innocents die, writes David McWilliams.
Major gigs are not just communal experiences and personal milestones, they're very good for the economy too.
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