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 Post subject: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:05 pm 
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Thouhgt I'd create a thread to display his wise words as he is producing a lot of stuff relevant to this site at the moment.There have been a few posts of his writings but all under different threads,hopefully this should keep them all together in future?

Mods:I've looked for a specific DMW thread and couldn't find one,if you think this new one isn't warranted or already exists delete it.

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Schadenfreude is not an option

Some of the oddest things about Germany are the soundtracks you hear in its hotels. Not for the first time in the past two days, Enola Gay by OMD, Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Tears for Fears, and Guns N’ Roses covering Bob Dylan’s Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door have wafted out of the elevator.

These are songs I have not heard since the 1980s but, then again, there is a very 1980s - or, at least,1990s - feel to Germany. This feeling is most pronounced in Berlin - the capital not only of Germany, but also of the new Europe.

The place seems to have 1990s prices, for a start. We in Ireland should take note of these prices because Germany is, somewhat unexpectedly, the only country to have gone through a period of deflation stemming from its membership of the eurozone. This is unexpected because, 20 years ago, had you suggested that Germany would suffer economically from reunification and membership of a monetary union, many people would have thought you mad. Yet that is exactly what happened.
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http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie/2009/06/01/schadenfreude-is-not-an-option

Incidentally a Big Mac here in England costs £2.20 = E2.54 so costs 50% more in Ireland,that' is some gap to fill.

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
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PROFESSORI wrote:
Incidentally a Big Mac here in England costs £2.20 = E2.54 so costs 50% more in Ireland,that' is some gap to fill.


That can easily be explained by the Irish people's inherrent need to own their own big macs.


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
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johnnyskeleton wrote:
PROFESSORI wrote:
Incidentally a Big Mac here in England costs £2.20 = E2.54 so costs 50% more in Ireland,that' is some gap to fill.


That can easily be explained by the Irish people's inherrent need to own their own big macs.

No, no, no, there is a limited supply of beef in the country, and you can't just grow some more you know...

Our valiant Green Party are trying to address the situation by re-zoning all the land in the country as cow-belt. As cows emit methane, a prominent greenhouse gas, the GP will tax them very heavily, so eh, their policy will fail... but nevermind... it'll keep them occupied for a few years...

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:16 pm 
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PROFESSORI wrote:
There have been a few posts of his writings but all under different threads,hopefully this should keep them all together in future?


DMcW already has his own blog with enthusiastic commentary at http://www.davidmcwilliams.ie

As long as people quote relevant bits of his articles with attribution and provide their own comments then fire away. No wholesale reposting of entire articles please.


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 6:18 pm 
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johnnyskeleton wrote:
PROFESSORI wrote:
Incidentally a Big Mac here in England costs £2.20 = E2.54 so costs 50% more in Ireland,that' is some gap to fill.


That can easily be explained by the Irish people's inherrent need to own their own big macs.


:lol: superb!

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:38 pm 
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yoganmahew wrote:
johnnyskeleton wrote:
PROFESSORI wrote:
Incidentally a Big Mac here in England costs £2.20 = E2.54 so costs 50% more in Ireland,that' is some gap to fill.


That can easily be explained by the Irish people's inherrent need to own their own big macs.

No, no, no, there is a limited supply of beef in the country, and you can't just grow some more you know...

Our valiant Green Party are trying to address the situation by re-zoning all the land in the country as cow-belt. As cows emit methane, a prominent greenhouse gas, the GP will tax them very heavily, so eh, their policy will fail... but nevermind... it'll keep them occupied for a few years...


Sorry, I'm missing something here. This is MickyDs we're talking about.

What has beef got to do with the price of a burger ? :|

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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
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Daniel Plainview wrote:
johnnyskeleton wrote:
PROFESSORI wrote:
Incidentally a Big Mac here in England costs £2.20 = E2.54 so costs 50% more in Ireland,that' is some gap to fill.


That can easily be explained by the Irish people's inherrent need to own their own big macs.


:lol: superb!

+1 excellent :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
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Rabo are running a "Fancy a word in David McWilliam's ear?" blog this week to gather questions to put to him. I'd imagine some pinsters have a few interesting ones for him!

http://www.rabodirect.ie/blog/David-McWilliams-blog/default.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
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alittlebird wrote:
Rabo are running a "Fancy a word in David McWilliam's ear?" blog this week to gather questions to put to him. I'd imagine some pinsters have a few interesting ones for him!

http://www.rabodirect.ie/blog/David-McWilliams-blog/default.aspx


Questions and answers here http://www.rabodirect.ie/blog/David-McW ... fault.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: The David McWilliams thread
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This http://www.askaboutmoney.com/showthread.php?t=116658 probably won't last long.


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