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 “The Internet is an elite organisation. Most of the population of the world has never even made a phone call.”

Noam Chomsky,1996

Who indeed would have foreseen the commercial and social disruption brought about by the internet over the past 20 years, impacting communities across the world and challenging both national law-makers and international agreements?

In another context both a former national security adviser and a former prime minister warned - independently of each other - of the breakdown in the rules-based international order. Sir Mark Lyall Grant was referring to international security, and Gordon Brown to dealing with financial crises in a leaderless world. They were both looking forwards: but you don’t need to look forwards to see the commercial and social disruption which has already resulted from internet exploitation.

Amazon is the cheerleader of that current disruption, and over the past week it’s thrown John Lewis (& Partners) into confusion, and set the Archbishop of Canterbury on the warpath. READ ON ..

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.


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.

Order your audiobook download of Superinvestors 


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Please note that you're now asked to sign in (as a one-off event) when listening to Share Radio, either as our live stream or podcasts, or for listening to Share Music via our website and/or apps. It’s part of our transformation, to make our service more relevant and personal for listeners: and it’s made possible by being 100% online.

After you first enter your email address and have activated it, you shouldn't have to enter it again - as your computer or mobile device will remember that you've signed up. It’s not unlike BBC i-Player which is also asking listeners to say who they are. Those who have already registered in full do not need to activate: just log in, please, with the email address used for your full registration.

However we are also entering everyone who signs up and activates into our fortnightly prize draw for an internet radio, pre-set for Share Radio and Share Music: so there’ll be a chance to experience one of our Ocean Digital WR-220s which respond to a simple on-off button.

Share Radio online continues to be accompanied by Share Music, its sister online station: great instrumental background music for reading, drafting or entertaining.



When you just need some relaxing background music for reading, writing or entertaining, Share Music is there with an almost unbroken flow of instrumental folk music. It's a great complement to Share Radio, and if you buy an internet radio from us you'll find both Share Radio and Share Music preset and all ready to go.

Share Music has a great mobile app, Share Music UK, which displays information on tracks played.

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Don't delay - sign in for unlimited access to our live audio, podcasts and to Share Music today. A simple, one-off process which also enters you in our fortnightly draw for an internet radio! Check out our press release for more details. 

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The Bigger Picture: Deal or no-deal?

Mike Indian, political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, discusses with Simon Rose the outcome of the EU summit in Salzburg where leaders of the 27 other member states discussed Brexit. With the head of the European Council Donald Tusk saying that May’s Chequers plan would not work, what does that mean for the Prime Minister and her plan. Is a no-deal Brexit now more likely. Mike also highlights the leaked Tory dossier about who might replace May, which gives pitchy comments on the chances of the possible candidates. Ahead of the Labour Party conference, he looks at Labour’s democracy review and the possibility of the party endorsing a call for a second Brexit referendum.

The Business of Film: Crazy Rich Asians
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the UK box office, reviewing the weeks new films, The Predator, Crazy Rich Asians and King of Thieves, as well as Puzzle, clocking in at No. 40 in the chart. He also looks at the home release of Apostasy before he and Simon Rose consider the 50th anniversary home release of Mel Brooks's film challenging the taste barrier, The Producers, which won the novice director a Best Screenplay Oscar.
Economist Questions: Where Next for UK Minimum Wages?
The New Labour government introduced a national minimum wage (NMW) in 1999. At first this was opposed by the Conservative party, but they have since joined a growing political consensus. The Low Pay Commission (LPC) are tasked with recommending NMW rates that 'help as many low-paid workers as possible without any significant adverse impact on employment or the economy’. The LPC’s apparent success in achieving this, may be one reason for growing political census, so it is perhaps worrying that a National Living Wage (NLW) is being set without these considerations. Len Shackleton, Professor of Economics at the University of Buckingham and Editorial and Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs, sets out these issues and more in a recent IEA paper on Restructuring Minimum Wages. Prof. Shackleton argues that the system has become overly complex and recommendations made by the Taylor Review will only add to this complexity. In this interview we consider his proposals and what the future may hold for UK minimum wages.


This is Money: Safety and risk
This week the team talk safety and risk. For UK savers – ten years on from the financial crisis – are you ready to trust a coterie of banks you have never heard of to get a slightly better rate of return? And where do we turn if something goes wrong? Where some see misfortune, others see opportunity – how brave investors could be quids in now. But 'Buy low and sell high' is not for the faint-hearted! Simon gives us some tips for holding our nerve and identifying out opportunities. Also...despite, IT fails and hacking risks, banks continue to push us online as more and more branches disappear from the high street. Has Natwest come up with a good compromise? How much can you put into a pension tax-free over your lifetime? And are more of us driving round in risky cars?
Gadgets & Gizmos: The Wrong Trousers Come Right

Steve Caplin looks at the latest developments in drone technology, explains why he won't be buying the new iPhone but does recommend updating iOS, marvels at the Bristol scientists producing a real-life version of The Wrong Trousers, is impressed by a 3D-printed US army barracks, wants to try a deeper-water snorkel and applauds Carlsberg for fastening its beer cans together without plastic.

Track Record: Tayo Dada

Tayo Dada was introduced to computing when he was child, on an old Commodore 64. In his teens, he was a hacker, who started out hacking his friends’ Sony Walkmans, before successfully hacking into Citibank and Lloyds of London. He was offered a role with KPMG to set up the UK’s first ‘ethical hacking’ team. He is now a leading cybersecurity expert, working with FSTE listed companies and latterly, specialising in private equity.

The Week That Was and The Week Ahead: Ocado, Kingfisher and inflation

Graham Spooner of The Share Centre looks back at announcements from Ocado and Kingfisher. With the retail sector still much to the fore, he looks at what the recent hike in inflation might mean and at Tesco's response to the success of Lidl and Aldi, the launch of budget chain Jack's. He also looks ahead to forthcoming numbers from Next, United Utilities and Tui.


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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