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Brown's Legacy

The demise of Carillion is the main topic of conversation this week on ‘This Is Money’, and occupies Professor Tim Evans’ mind in ‘The Bigger Picture’.

Our commentary considers Public-Private partnerships in the context of Gordon Brown’s legacies: for he was the main architect of these massive Keynesian boosts to the economy. The aftershocks of this collapse look as if they will open a new chapter on how the public and private sectors inter-relate.

READ ON .. for our analysis of some of the ways Gordon Brown has left his mark on history.



Occupy Movement Protesters

At this year’s London Investor Show (20th October 2017), Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and of The Share Foundation and founder of Share Radio, gave a speech on his vision for egalitarian capitalism.

He sets out his main set of proposals below:

"Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young. 

Six key steps of egalitarian capitalism

  1. A proper programme of financial education to help people from all walks of life to build a personal store of freely disposable assets.
  2. Setting the conditions for disinter-mediation, in particular reducing the extent of parasitic inter-mediation which separates people from a sense of ownership and control.
  3. Direct share ownership: drawing together employee, consumer and share-owner, providing much improved corporate governance so that individual share-owners can participate fully in the companies in which they have chosen to invest.
  4. Calls for risk to be properly recognised when setting taxation on reward. This means continuing to recognise the self-employed, and taxing capital gains at a lower rate than income taxes.
  5. Addresses inter-generational equity, introducing a programme of incentivised financial learning for the disadvantaged young, fuelled from inheritance tax receipts, to enable them to achieve their full potential in adult life.
  6. Tackles one of the most difficult issues for democratic capitalism: universal benefits. It proposes a new voluntary approach for higher taxpayers to make discretionary payments for using universal, state-run services."


In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters: Simon Rose, Fenella Fudge, Glen Thompsett, Ed Bowsher and accomplished actor David Ricardo Pearce, whose ancestor is featured in the book.

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Please note that you're now asked to sign in (as a one-off event) when listening to Share Radio, either as our live stream or podcasts, or for listening to Share Music via our website and/or apps. It’s part of our transformation, to make our service more relevant and personal for listeners: and it’s made possible by being 100% online.

After you first enter your email address and have activated it, you shouldn't have to enter it again - as your computer or mobile device will remember that you've signed up. It’s not unlike BBC i-Player which is also asking listeners to say who they are. Those who have already registered in full do not need to activate: just log in, please, with the email address used for your full registration.

However we are also entering everyone who signs up and activates into our fortnightly prize draw for an internet radio, pre-set for Share Radio and Share Music: so there’ll be a chance to experience one of our Ocean Digital WR-220s which respond to a simple on-off button.

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This is Money: What protects your pension when a company like Carillion collapses?

The collapse of Carillion brought how Britain runs itself into the spotlight, but it also left many workers wondering about their money. And it's not just their wages that are a concern, the safety of people's final salary pensions is a major worry when a company collapses. In this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Rachel Rickard Straus and Georgie Frost look at how safe your pension is and what backs it up. They also discuss whether it is wise handing over so much of the UK’s public service and projects to private companies looking to turn a profit for shareholders - and what happens to people's finances when that goes wrong? Alongside that we discuss the continuing madness of the cryptocurrency boom, including the alternatives to bitcoin and how ripple rose 84% in 24 hours. We also reveal the savings rate postcode lottery and ask that all important question, should you spend your money now and enjoy it or save it for the kids' inheritance?

Mobile News: Attitudinal Segmentation

In this week Mobile News Matthew Cook discusses "attitudinal segmentation" with Graystone Strategy Director James Gray, as well as his new nationwide research, which studies consumer preference concerning network operators. Matthew also catches up with Helen Freestone of Vodafone.

Motley Fool Money: Amazon's Prime Move

Want to keep up with the latest earnings updates from the States? Well join Chris Hill and the Motley Fool Radio Show team here on Share Radio, direct from Washington DC, for news, views and analysis of the US stocks that matter. In this week's show: Amazon names the finalists for its second headquarters and boosts Prime prices; IBM breaks a losing streak; Lionsgate entertains suitors; Apple brings cash home; And Starbucks goes cashless.

Business of Film: Darkest Hour
James Cameron-Wilson examines the pickup in UK box office and reviews Darkest Hour, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Eric Clapton: A Life in 12 Bars.
Modern Mindset: Modern Altruism and the Benefits of Volunteering

Adam speaks with Oxford University Academic Dr. Jeremy Howick, author of Dr. You and an expert on altruism and with Anne Webb, from Oxfam. They discuss why people give up their time to volunteer and whether any behaviour is truly altruistic. With a vast array of psychological, emotional, career and even health benefits they explore whether the purpose of living really is giving.

The Bigger Picture: The Collapse of Carillion

Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the effects of the collapse of Carillion, at whether UK productivity is finally rising and, in London Blockchain Week, what blockchain technology might mean for our futures.

Track Record: Charlie Mullins

Self-made millionaire and OBE, Charlie Mullins, is the founder and director of Pimlico Plumbers, London's largest independent plumbing company. After his recent revelation that he plans to run for London Mayor, we bring you our Track Record with him from 2016.

NEF: Power and Devolution

Rachel Laurence and Annie Quick join Laurie Macfarlane to discuss inequality, democracy and the North/South divide in this episode of the New Economics Foundation podcast from the archive.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Consumer Electronics Show (part 2)

A second peek at the CES with Steve Caplin getting his teeth into roll-up TVs, smart toothbrushes, smart fridges, smart showers and motorised roller skates and more.

The Week That Was 18th January

Ian Forrest, analyst at The Share Centre, looks at the lessons for private investors of the Carillion debacle and at numbers from Burberry and Associated British Foods. He also looks ahead to figures from Easyjet and Diageo.

IEA: NHS Crisis Talks

The IEA’s Head of Health and Welfare Dr Kristian Niemietz discusses the UK’s national treasure- also known as the National Health Service. In the wake of yet another winter crisis, Kristian explains how other countries manage to avoid system shutdowns every year, mainly through the use of market mechanisms that lead to better efficiencies, and in turn, better patient outcomes. Interviewed by the IEA’s News Editor Kate Andrews, Kristian also addresses the issue of funding, noting that more cash can lead to a more generous healthcare system, but it is not obvious that it would help to solve the bread-and-butter issues facing the NHS, like A&E waiting times and cancer survival rates. Kristian lays out his ideal healthcare system, which he thinks could be a legitimate contender for ‘envy of the world’.

The CURA's interviews: Wolfgang Streeck

Adrian Bua is a researcher at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA). The Centre develops research into austerity and related concepts and practices, such as crisis, resistance, resilience, renaissance and transformation. It brings together activists, students and academics working on these issues to develop new networks and projects. Wolfgang Streeck is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He is a sociologist working on political economy who analyses the trajectory and future of capitalism, democracy and the state in his recent books "Buying Time" (2013) and "How Will Capitalism End" (2016). This podcast discusses the main arguments he develops in these works.


In a new partnership with publishers Harriman House, Share Radio has produced its first audiobook 'Superinvestors', written by Matthew Partridge and read by some of Share Radio's best known presenters. 'Superinvestors' lays bare the investing secrets of legendary investors - from early 20th-century figures such as Benjamin Graham and John Maynard Keynes, through to more modern names such as Anthony Bolton and Warren Buffett.

The Share Foundation

How you can help young people in care prepare for adult life by supporting The Share Foundation’s ‘Stepladder of Achievement’ programme.


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