“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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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.