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"The bottom line is that much of the glue that has held British society together since the Second World War has been deliberately removed and replaced with a harsh and uncaring ethos.”

Professor Philip Alston, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

 “I reject the idea that there are vast numbers of people facing dire poverty in this country. I don’t accept the UN rapporteur’s report at all …  of course, there are people struggling with the cost of living. I understand that. But the point is that we are addressing these things through getting to the root causes.”

Philip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer

Who is right? The ‘social glue’ to which Professor Alston refers is of course the welfare state, but it has resulted in a colossal public debt burden while wealth polarisation, to which we drew attention before the EU referendum in June 2016, has dogged both Labour and Conservative administrations over the past decades.

What are the root causes of poverty to which Hammond refers, and is the stick of restricting benefits really the only way to tackle them? How about the carrot of empowerment, fuelled by genuinely democratising wealth creation?

Please READ ON .. as this week we consider how economic progress needs to be measured across all levels in society using tools which are more effective than raw economic aggregates such as GDP, and how we should be making more use of the ‘carrot’  of energising the disadvantaged, through egalitarian capitalism. In this respect it’s good to hear that Esther McVey’s push for ‘blue-collar Conservatism’ is finding a place in Boris Johnson’s team.



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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: Tory leadership, what next on Brexit and May's legacy

Political commentator Mike Indian, author of The Groucho Tendency blog, surveys the runners and riders after the first round of the Conservative Leadership Contest, won comfortably by Boris Johnson. How will the new leader, and presumably Prime Minister, be able to solve the Brexit problem? In Mike's view, an autumn General Election has become even more likely. He also assesses the legacy of Theresa May's time as Prime Minister.

The Business of FIlm: X-Men Dark Secrets
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office where Aladdin held off newcomer X-Men: Dark Secrets. Another highly-recommended new entry is Emma Thompson comedy Late Night, slipping in at #10. James's home release of the week is Green Book, the Oscar-winning true tale of discrimination in the American South in the 60s, which James also gives a big thumbs-up to.
Motley Fool Money: The Future of Education

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: Lululemon takes a breather; Casey’s General Store hits a new high; Restoration Hardware raises the roof; And Blue Apron delivers a reverse stock split. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on Chewy’s IPO, Dave & Buster’s earnings, and bad bank names. Plus, Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner talks with 2U CEO Chip Paucek about the future of education.

This is Money: Upsize, downsize,is swapping your home ever a good idea – and what are the pitfalls?

Much is made of the difficulties faced by first-time buyers to get onto the property ladder, but less talked about is the problem facing second steppers and those looking to downsize. As growing families struggle to afford to move up the property ladder could intergenerational house-swaps be the answer? That's the question editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost tackle this week. What are the potential stamp duty and inheritance tax traps to look out for, and is it a good idea? Meanwhile, we talk about the plans to protect physical cash, as usage continues to dwindle – that, despite a launch of a new set of Peter Pan 50p capturing the public imagination.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Anonymity with Apple

Steve Caplin looks at Apple's new iOS operating system which has a new feature allowing anonymous sign-ups. Also how motorists could soon be fined for noise as well as speeding, how much it will cost if you fancy a trip to the International Space Station, Amazon's Clicks and Mortar pop-up shops in the UK, a wireless, solar-powered reversing camera for cars that don't have them and why ice-cream vans may make a return.

Share Interview: Russ Mould on the current influences impacting on markets

Russ Mould, investment director of A J Bell, looks at the influences are the world that are currently impacting on investors. Overseas, what are the effects of tension in the Gulf and Donald Trump's trade policies? At home, how will Brexit and the possibility of a Corbyn government affect the UK stock market? Russ also discusses the problems afflicting Neil Woodford and asks what lessons can be learned and whether the prolonged period of low interest rates has a bearing.

Modern Mindset: From Trauma to Treasure

Adam talks to Jenny Lynne Sessions known also as Jennix, about her journey from a life threatening car crash to becoming a healer. Jennix talks about her experiences working with shamans and healers from different cultures to enable her to help people create change at a spiritual level. Jennix talks on stages to seasoned business people and explains that those in business are remarkably open minded about non-western approaches to changing energy to access resourceful states that can help anyone move from a trauma to find their own treasure.

This is Moneyball: Sports teams going green! Are fans and clubs becoming more eco-conscious?

Pack those Thermos flasks, get on your bike and gobble down a veggie burger while watching the big match - this week, we take a look at the green revolution and how that filters down to sport. Broadcaster Georgie Frost and This is Money assistant editor Lee Boyce talk about what clubs are doing to reduce their environmental impact and whether it makes business sense to do so. Joining us is Julian Kirby from Friends of the Earth to reveal what fans and clubs can do to become greener, while Surrey Cricket chief executive Richard Gould explains the changes it's making. We go into detail about League Two club Forest Green Rovers who have fully embraced the green movement via chairman - and chief executive of Ecotricity - Dale Vince. Can clubs save much by trimming energy bills, would a carbon footprint league table be a good plan for sports clubs and could collapsible, reusable pint cups with a team emblem emblazoned on take-off?

Motley Fool Answers: An Amicable (as Possible) Divorce

Saving, spending, planning — you've got money questions and we've got answers. Every week host Alison Southwick and personal finance expert Robert Brokamp challenge the conventional wisdom on life's biggest financial issues to reveal what you really need to know to make smart money moves. In this week's episode, the latest in our series on major life events leads us to divorce. Motley Fool Wealth planner, Amanda Kish guides us on how to make the split as amicable as possible.

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Tesco, BAT & Boohoo

Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at recent results from Tesco, BAT and online retailer Boohoo. He also looks ahead to results from Ashtead, dependent upon the performance of the American economy and Berkeley Group, affected by Brexit stagnation and possibly by the prospect of a Corbyn government too.

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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