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I regard it as the foremost task of education to ensure the survival of these qualities: an enterprising curiosity, an undefeatable spirit, tenacity in pursuit, readiness for sensible self-denial, and above all, compassion”

Kurt Hahn

One of the most striking parts of the huge media coverage for Prince Philip over the past few days has been his extraordinary achievement with the Duke of Edinburgh Awards. It has been reported that over five million young people have benefited from this programme providing hope, life skills and opportunity in abundance.

But the story starts much earlier than the mid-1950s when the Awards scheme began.

Prince Philip’s early life was not untypical of children now taken into care, growing up in circumstances which shattered conventional family life. However, his teenage years gave him a firm platform demonstrating how, given the right opportunities, all young people can break free of the challenges that beset them in early life and achieve their potential.

So please READ ON .. as this week we take a closer look at what brought this opportunity and a sense of purpose to the young Prince Philip, and how we can follow his example in the years ahead.

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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. 

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: Cameron and Greensill, Northern Ireland and the Scottish elections

Political commentator Mike Indian looks at David Cameron and the Greensill scandal. He believes the existing system governing lobbying needs tightening up and suggests ways in which it can and should be made fairer and more transparent. He also examines the problems being faced in Northern Ireland at present and looks ahead to the Scottish elections.

 Economist Questions: A ‘Good’ and ‘Efficient’ Workplace: Tricky Balancing Act?
Research into workplace productivity and management practice is often focused on the links between ‘Good’ and ‘Efficient’ practices. ‘Good’ covers employee-friendly policies; for instance, those providing opportunities for better Work Life Balance. In contrast, ‘Efficient’ practice includes the use of KPIs, setting clear performance expectations and tackling underperformance where it is identified. In this episode Peter Urwin and Professor Richard Saundry discuss this, drawing on their own understanding as researchers and experiences as line managers. The operational reality is that managers hold a position between the interests of their organisation and those who work for them – how do they balance the (often competing) need to create both efficient and good workplaces?
 The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: Where will the FTSE go now?

Russ Mould, Investment Director at A J Bell, marvels at the recovery of the FTSE to a higher level than it stood before the pandemic hit the UK. But how secure is its current level and where will it go from here? Now with a 3.5% yield and dividends growing rapidly, Russ assesses the FTSE's growth prospects and says that your outlook will be coloured by whether you feel the UK is out of the pandemic woods yet or not.

Modern Mindset: Detoxification and connection

Adam Cox interviews Detoxification Coach and Ceremonial Practitioner, Ombiya Ra. She talks about the power of eating fruit, how to use breathwork to boost feelings of wellbeing, and the impact of using DMT and even dance to create more powerful connections.

The Business of Film: Promising Young Woman, Antebellum, Palm Springs & Sound of Metal

James Cameron-Wilson gives us a preview of the films that will be in cinemas when they reopen on May 17th. He reviews four films currently available to stream. The much-garlanded Promising Young Woman stars Carey Mulligan, Antebellum is heavy drama, Palm Springs is a new take on the Groundhog Day premise while Sound of Metal has been nominated for six Oscars.

Gadgets & Gizmos: Soaring PC sales, pedalling over the Channel & Elon Musk monkeying with brains

Steve Caplin, Share Radio's technology editor, looks at the NHS Covid-19 app falling foul of Apple and Google for privacy violations. There's also Google Pixel helping smartphone zombies, soaring PC sales, Amazon's virtual shopping patent, a contest to pedal over the channel, how human hair is helping improve solar cells, a new way of cooling computers, Segway's cool-looking motorbike, a built-in bike lock and yet another attempt to improve on the QWERTY keyboard.

Motley Fool Money: Microsoft’s Big Deal and Coinbase’s Big Debut

Microsoft buys Nuance Communications in a $16 billion deal, Coinbase makes an $86 billion Wall Street debut, FDA hits the pause button on Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine, Katrina Lake steps down as the CEO of Stitch Fix, Bed Bath & Beyond slips on earnings, White Claw introduces Surge, Pepsi serves up big growth in its snack division, and IBM unveils a surprising name for its cloud business. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen and Ron Gross discuss those stories and share two stocks on their radar: Bilibili and Ecolab. Plus, e.l.f. Beauty CFO Mandy Fields talks about the big business of cosmetics.

Motley Fool Answers: Get Ready to Live to 100… If the Robots Don’t Take Over First!

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 show, the authors of The New Long Life: A Framework for Flourishing in a Changing World discuss how individuals, corporations, and governments should be preparing for increasing longevities, accelerating technological innovations, and the end of retirement as we know it. And Alison takes on the debate over whether index funds are good for the economy.

The Hypnotist: The Golden Goose Hypnotic Protocol - Wealth Hypnosis

Adam creates a hypnosis session designed to encourage and empower people to change their subconscious beliefs about income. Most people are dependent on employment as their only source of income and Adam creates a hypnosis session inspires by Aesop's fable on the Goose that lays the golden eggs. This is part of Adam's new course he is creating called Hypnotic Wealth.

 This Is Money: Was the Coinbase listing bitcoin and crypto's coming of age?
Was the blockbuster Coinbase stock market listing a coming of age for bitcoin and cryptocurrency or a top of the bubble moment? The world’s leading crypto exchange platform listed on the US stock market this week and at one point hit a hefty $100billion valuation, before slipping back to $60billion. That’s still a very big number, especially for a business that made $322million last year. But Coinbase is profitable, its earnings are growing rapidly, it can cash in whether bitcoin and crypto prices rise or fall, and the cryptocurrency genie is well and truly out of the bottle. So, could it prove to be a Facebook or Google of the crypto world? Georgie Frost, Tanya Jefferies and Simon Lambert look at the Coinbase float and what it means for the crypto and investing world. They also discuss the Spac frenzy, how it’s leading to lucky dip investing for some but also more companies coming to market, and whether once you know what’s in a Spac it could ever be worth investing. Also, the team look at low risk investments that could be an alternative to a paltry 1 per cent five-year fixed rate cash Isa and Tanya updates on the women underpaid state pensions. And finally, Barclaycard has slashed customers’ credit limits and left many of them baffled and annoyed, so what on earth is going on?
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.

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