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“The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.”

William James (1842-1910)

Last Thursday’s A-level results from the Joint Council for Qualifications showed an overall 3.3% drop in entries since 2017. However the most worrying figure was the nearly 6% fall in students taking Mathematics, compared to 2018.

Getting started in adult life is tough for young people. If they go to university, they will be burdened with a student loan of c. £50,000 (with interest charged at 6%) when they graduate: hardly surprising that they’re so reluctant to take on still more debt to buy a house or flat. And, while employment statistics may look particularly encouraging for older folk, the impact of the 2011 abolition of a compulsory retirement age (an EU requirement) continues to makes entry into the jobs market difficult for young people.                   

So please READ ON .. as this week we publish our annual subject analysis of A-level results, looking particularly for any hints that financial capability is getting more attention, and provide links to a range of resources which can help teenagers who’ve lost out.


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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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St. Paul's besieged

Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.

The main set of proposals are as follows:

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 encouraging innovation and continuing to recognise the risks taken by self-employed people.
  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.


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The Bigger Picture: Trouble for Putin, heavily negative interest rates and coming global challenges

Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at recent but growing protests in Russia and why they spell problems for Putin. He looks at the dangers for democracy of even more deeply negative interest rates. He also ponders the coming global challenges, and whether China's strength will turn out to be sustainable.

The Business of Film: Blinded By The Light

James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, still dominated by the rampaging Lion King. He recommends the 80s-set Blinded By The Light, which enters at #4, though is less keen on The Art of Racing In The Rain, which didn't even make it into the top ten. For home release, his tip is Gloria Bell, starring Julianne Moore.

This is Moneyball: European Hockey Championships

Welcome to This is MoneyBall, the podcast about what happens off the pitch. As it’s the European Championships this week, Georgie Frost and Lee Boyce go back to school – and talk about hockey. On last week's episode, the pair explored one year to the Tokyo Olympics from the boxing perspective. The view from Team GB hockey, however, is somewhat different: saved from a position of bankruptcy to being recognised as one of the best-run governing bodies in British sport. Could other sports take a lesson from hockey? Plus, what is it like to be a pro in a marginal sport, not awash with cash? And how hard is it to switch countries that you represent?

Gadgets & Gizmos: Generating electricity by walking

Steve Caplin on Sony selling 100m Playstation 4s, on contact lenses that can zoom in, on harvesting electricity from walking, on how one person can drive two trucks at once, on an autonomous pod with wheels that rotate 360 degrees, on an e-bike with blindspot assistance, on snail slime's effect on ageing and how tickling your ear can slow the ageing process. All this and the Cobham tea room with a robotic waitress called Theresa.

Modern Mindset: Funny in Canada

Adam Cox talks to comedian James Mullinger, who left the UK for a new life in Canada. While James had moderate success in the London comedy scene, his career exploded when he made the move to Canada. James discusses why Canada isn’t the land of snow and ice that most people assume it is and that, due to its size, it’s actually much more varied than most Brits would know. He reveals how his unique perspective on Canada as an outsider helped his comedy career, and explains why Canada makes such a great place for a holiday.

The Week That Was: Prudential, Tui and Gold

Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks at recent news from Prudential and Tui and at the 6-year high for the gold price. He looks ahead to what we might expect from Persimmon, BHP and the John Wood Group.

Motley Fool Answers: Fool Fest 2019 - making sense of the market

We’re sneaking you into FoolFest 2019 so you can learn investing insights from Motley Fool analyst alongside hundreds of your closest investing friends you haven’t met yet.

This is Money: Scammers

This Is Money in partnership with Switchd – saving you time and money by automatically switching your energy provider whenever a better deal comes along. Georgie Frost is joined by Editor Simon Lambert and assistant editor Lee Boyce On this week's episode: Think you’re too savvy to fall victim to a pension scam? Think again. The regulator reckons millions are at risk of falling prey to even the most basic cons. So, This is Money have employed the services of a psychologist to get into the mind of a fraudsters. Also today...the team look at when fraud alerts go very wrong; teach you how to complain properly, how to beat the car rental rip off and how to keep on the right side of the French driving law! And don’t forget you can stay up to date with all the latest, breaking money news, just go to thisismoney.co.uk or download the app

Motley Fool Money: Uber's Slowdown and Disney's Net Fix

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: Uber stock tumbles after reporting a $5.2 billion loss. Disney announces a Netflix-priced streaming bundle. Kraft Heinz hits a new low. Roku connects. And Chipotle serves up new queso. Analysts Aaron Bush, Ron Gross, and Jim Mueller discuss these stories and weigh in on the latest earnings from Activision Blizzard, Lyft, and Zillow. Plus, Motley Fool Director of Small Cap Investing Bill Mann talks international investing, salmon farming, ethics cheers, and top gloves.

VIDEO: Tracking down £1bn of missing Child Trust Fund cash

Every child in the UK born between 1 Sept 2002 and 2 Jan 2011 has a Child Trust Fund (CTF). But one child in six has lost contact with the money. Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Foundation – which runs the Junior ISA & Child Trust Fund schemes for children in care for the Department for Education - is trying to re-connect them. He talks through the CTF, how to track an account down, and what a child can and can’t do with the money.


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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