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“Demagoguery is an appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side. Demagoguery is a manipulative approach - often associated with dictators and sleazy politicians - that appeals to the worst nature of people.”

Definition from vocabulary.com

There is a strange poignancy about seeing the US mid-term elections unfold just days before such a significant anniversary of remembrance. We have on display both present and past examples of human susceptibility to demagoguery, demonstrating its immense power over individual self-determination. 

Throughout history there have been, and still are in abundance, those who can whip up crowd fever. Its appeal to the herd instinct can overcome both common sense and intelligence and the results can be devastating, as we have seen time and again in the 20th century. 

So please READ ON .. as this week we explore this fundamental weakness in our human psyche, and ask if anything can help us moderate it.

 

 

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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: US Midterms, the Orthodox Church split and MI5

Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University considers the ramifications of the US midterm elections and the dangers for the US Democrats, believing we are living in dangerous times politically. He also explains the importance of the split in the Eastern Orthodox Church and considers why MI5 might have taken over in the fight against UK right-wing extremism.

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Motley Fool Money: Disney, Video Game Stocks, and the Business of Higher 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: 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: Disney works its magic and unveils the name of its new streaming service; Twilio surges; And Activision Blizzard, Yelp, and Zillow tumble; Analysts Jeff Fischer, David Kretzmann, and Jason Moser discuss these stories and dig into the latest news from Take-Two Interactive, Skyworks Solutions, and Match Group; Plus, Grand Canyon Education CEO Brian Mueller talks about the business of higher education.

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This is Money: Steve Webb Pensions Special
Are you trying to save for retirement, make the most of your income in old age, navigate the state pension maze, or just feel baffled by some bit of pension jargon? In the This is Money podcast this week, former Pensions Minister and our regular columnist, Steve Webb, is on hand to help you out. Editor Simon Lambert and host Georgie Frost are also joined by The Pensions Advisory Service boss Michelle Cracknell to answer reader questions about retirement savings.
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The Business of FIlm: The Nutcracker & the Four Realms
James Cameron-Wilson dissects the latest UK box office stats, where Bohemian Rhapsody reigns supreme. He reviews new films The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, Slaughterhouse Rulez and Mike Leigh's Peterloo. Also recommended by James is the Blu-Ray release of the 1978 Australian eco-thriller Long Weekend.
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Track Record: Ronald Miller

Track Record: Ronald Miller

Ronald (Ronnie) Miller is the CED at Paysend, the global card-to-card payment people. He's worked in the payments industry before with Paywizard, and in investment banking and venture capital. He originally trained in accountancy, says that once you're in post, 'you've got to get on with knowing and running the business.' He's a big music fan, likes his sport and says he's still a serial entrepreneur at heart.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Facebook's 3D photos

Steve Caplin on Facebook's 3D photos, on a drone that could be a massive aid in disaster operations, on Amazon's "review factories", on a way to make film ratings more objective, on a self-cleaning water bottle and on a quick stop bike lock for when you just want to "pop in" for something and don't want the hassle of fastening your bike to a piece of street furniture.

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Modern Mindset: A Conflicted Mind

Adam talks to Tracey Liv, a coach and corporate consultation on conflict resolution within relationships, businesses and even within ourselves. Tracey introduces the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument and how the different types of managing conflict can either help or hinder issues depending on the context. Tracey explains why some people avoid conflict while others typified by Donald Trump actively seek out conflict to demonstrate dominance. Tracey offers some tips about how to resolve conflicts and adapt to different personality types.

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IEA The FREER podcast: Generation Z with Tom Harwood

Do you identify as part of a generational group? From student politics to social media via milliennial voting patterns and intersectionality, FREER Director Rebecca Lowe and FREER Co-Chair Lee Rowley are joined by commentator Tom Harwood to discuss generational attitudes to freedom and more.

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The Big Call: Where next for markers?

After the market falls in October, Ed Bowsher asks: why was there a correction, and more importantly, where next for markets? Ed speaks to Sean Corrigan, Principal at Cantillon Consulting and Russ Mould from AJ Bell.

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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead: Marks, Morrisons, ABF & Burberry

Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks back at results from Marks & Spencer, Wm. Morrison, Associated British Foods and Burberry and looks ahead to forthcoming numbers from Vodafone and Taylor Wimpey.

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Superinvestors

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.

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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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