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The farther backwards you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.”

Winston Churchill

Could there be a connection between Jeremy Corbyn looking forward to his 70th birthday on 26th May and his proposal to raise the minimum wage for young people, in order to bring it into line with the adult minimum?

There is no doubt that, as Winston Churchill said in the quotation above, the years do bring on a sense of perspective - to which Corbyn may be responding. There is no doubt that we need  considerably more focus on the challenges faced by young people.

Please read on .. as we look at a number of indicators which point towards a silver lining in the dark clouds pressuring young people today.



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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: Brexit progress, Theresa May's successor and the Euro elections

Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the lack of progress in cross-party talks on Brexit and what it means. In the way of the meeting with the 1922 Committee, what is Theresa May's future and who will replace her. What is likely to happen in the Euro elections and the Peterborough by-election and what will it mean for the UK political landscape?

The Business of Film: Pokemon Detective Pikachu
James Cameron-Wilson examines the UK box office chart where admissions have been hit by the warmer weather. Pokemon Detective Pikachu has displaced Avengers: Endgame, which is now the second most successful movie in history (unadjusted for inflation). The Hustle is in at #3 with Aretha Franklin doc Amazing Grace at #8. For home release, James reviews last year's Camera D'Or winner at Cannes, Girl.
This is Money: How rich are you?

Georgie Frost is joined by editor Simon Lambert and reporter Tanya Jeffries to talk about wealth: are the rich getting richer and should we worry about inequality? How rich are you? Fear not, if the answer is: Not very. This is Money has a plan to help you out. Also there's a focus on the over 60s, what perks you get and what help is available to you, if you are struggling. Plus, what is going on at Metro Bank drama and what you can do if you fancy a house that’s not actually for sale. Don’t worry, it’s all legal!

Gadgets & Gizmos: the inaccuracy of fitness trackers

Steve Caplin bemoans the inaccuracy of fitness trackers, even though he never uses one himself. He also reveals delivery service DPD's new electric cargo bike, the endurance plane that stays aloft for years, the fire extinguisher that sucks instead of blows, the AI-generated thrash metal, robots to clean your teeth, a self-braking supermarket trolley and Chinese fake Lego.

Modern Mindset: Smoking Isn’t Sexy

Adam talks to relationship psychologist Annabelle Knight about new research that shows that the days of smoking being sexy are long gone, and that in a study on a dating app the same person without cigarettes in the photos got many more matches. She highlights that it can be harmful in relationships and can also negatively affect sex lives. Although smoking is highly addictive it can be stopped and Annabelle discusses a new campaign run by Change Incorporated that is encouraging millennials to quit smoking for good.

NEF: A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism 6 - The Alternatives

New Economics Foundation ran in 2015 a series where they tell story of neoliberalism, from the beginning. They call it A Beginner’s Guide to Neoliberalism and it is as relevant as ever. It’s presented by the journalist Kirsty Styles alongside James Meadway, who at the time was chief economist at the New Economics Foundation.

Modern Mindset: The Road to Zero Emissions

Adam talks to Rob Lindley, the Managing Director of Mitsubishi Motors about new research that reveals that since only 1% of new cars are fully electric it’s looking unlikely that the government will meet it’s target for zero emissions on the roads by 2050. They discuss how technology such as PHEV (plug-in hybrid vehicles) enable motorists to drive half their miles in fully electric mode while giving them the reassurance that they wont be stranded. Rob highlights that currently the government is giving mixed messages when it comes to PHEVs and that more needs to be done. While incentives encourage some deterrents like Ultra Low Emission Zones (ULEZ) can also encourage drivers to seek greener vehicles.

Motley Fool Answers: Advice for Selling a House

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 the next in our series on major money events, Ross Anderson of Motley Fool Wealth Management shares his advice and personal experience when it comes to selling a house.

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: National Grid, Kingfisher & Vodafone

Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at recent numbers from National Grid (also affected by the latest news on Labour's nationalisation plans), Kingfisher, Vodafone, Marstons and Burberry. He also looks ahead to what we might expected from Marks & Spencer and Informa.

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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