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On the subject of shopping, If you can, support a local business this Christmas. The Irish Times has a list of 100 independent online Irish shops for Christmas presents. It’s been a very tough 18 months for many Irish retailers.

RTE reports that those who can are back working from home again in Ireland. Will it be enough? No one knows.

Working from home resumes to help curb Covid spread


From David McWilliams latest Podcast

When Money dies: Notes on Hyperinflation, currency manipulation and Ponzi schemes, plus who is with who in the new Middle East. 

The politics of the Middle East is so complex.