David McWilliams

David McWilliams

Articles from David McWilliams

Why are we sacrificing Greece for the insiders

Why are we sacrificing Greece for the insiders

Syriza deserves to be heard, not demonised by the elites

Giving a bank a stake in a home is better than eviction

Giving a bank a stake in a home is better than eviction

What Roosevelt did won’t work here, but giving a bank a stake in a home in return for a write-down is better than evictions

Auf Wiedersehen? Never

Auf Wiedersehen? Never

Reasonable people believe in the euro, and that it keeps us safe – but we are not continentals and our link to the currency has been a complete disaster

AIB: a mirror on the Irish economy

AIB: a mirror on the Irish economy

More than anything, the AIB results reveal what a rising property market can do to the national balance sheet

Watching while the economy burned

Watching while the economy burned

Imagine if firefighters hoped that fires would just burn themselves out instead of taking preventative action: that’s what our regulators did as the economic crisis caught hold

Fifty shades of green

Fifty shades of green

Despite a national reluctance to admit it, British Airways is probably Aer Lingus’s best suitor

Europe  is  now  a  bankocracy

Europe is now a bankocracy

The ECB’s bid to strangle Greece’s banking system proves that Europe is run in the interests of creditor banks

The Central Bank’s new rules

The Central Bank’s new rules

The Central Bank’s new rules simply make life even easier for those who are already wealthy

Oiling the EU's economic engine

Oiling the EU's economic engine

The ECB moves as the Saudis take a hit, but Greece may hold the key to all our futures

Just like the ’80s, only different

Just like the ’80s, only different

Charlie on the telly and dodgy haircuts are bad enough, but the discredited doctrine of trickle-down economics is the last straw

We create our own buzz

We create our own buzz

Things will improve, because that is what they do: ‘animal spirits’ and an optimistic next generation will make sure of it

Opportunity knocks, but will we take it?

Opportunity knocks, but will we take it?

David McWilliams: The mortgage crisis hasn’t gone away – it’s just been temporarily defused by low interest rates

Why the bookie always wins

Why the bookie always wins

The Irish horseracing industry is phenomenally successful, but the Irish betting industry returns to racing only a fraction of what it makes

Kilkenomics reveals the equity in our heritage

Kilkenomics reveals the equity in our heritage

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.

David McWilliams: With economics, as in sport, the great players are the ones who can read the game

David McWilliams: With economics, as in sport, the great players are the ones who can read the game

Staying ahead of the economic curve