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Tech giants should issue free shares to their customers

The image places in context the countries with a GDP of over $500bn and six tech giants with individual market capitalisations of over $500bn: click through to the commentary for the full list of countries (the smallest 138 countries' aggregate GDP - that's 69% of those in the list - accounts for less than the total market capitalisations of these six businesses).

This week's commentary takes a radical look at how the tech giants need to take the initiative to share their immense wealth, thus avoiding a growing level of social unrest, governmental instability and potential regulatory backlash.

READ ON .. for our proposals for a revolution to democratise capitalism - by them granting shares in their businesses free for their customers.

 

 

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At this year’s London Investor Show (20th October 2017), Gavin Oldham, Chairman of The Share Centre and of The Share Foundation and founder of Share Radio, gave a speech on his vision for egalitarian capitalism.

He sets out his main set of proposals below:

"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 continuing to recognise the self-employed, and taxing capital gains at a lower rate than income taxes.
  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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In this week’s episode of Inside Business, we tackle corruption issues in Australia. Economist Dr Cameron K. Murray released a book last year entitled a Game of Mates, which uncovers the endemic corruption culture in Australian business. Matthew Cook speaks with Australian-born, British-based economist Steve Keen, the author of Debunking Economics, to find out more. 

 

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This is Money: Are the state pension's days numbered?

Planning on relying on the state pension to keep you afloat in retirement? After listening to this week’s podcast, you might want to have a rethink. On this episode, presenter Georgie Frost, consumer affairs editor Lee Boyce and personal finance editor Rachel Rickard Straus discuss what’s in store for the state pension. Will it still be around when they come to retire? A report this week suggests something will have to change to make sure it is, whether that be everyone paying more in National Insurance, the retirement age rising again or a means-tested state pension. The team also discuss getting hold of our state pension forecasts – and if they’re at all reliable. And what about those who are already retired? The trio then discuss a growing trend of retirees extracting money from the value of their homes to pay off credit card debts.

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Motley Fool Money: The Science of Timing

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: Facebook makes a big change; Walmart boosts pay and closes some Sam’s Club stores; Activision Blizzard bumps up its game. Plus, best-selling author Dan Pink talks about his new book When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing.

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The Bigger Picture: The Cabinet Reshuffle

Political commentator Mike Indian discusses the cabinet reshuffle (is Greening's resignation an own goal?), the NHS Winter Crisis and Jeremy Hunt's longevity, Toby Young and the OfS and whether we should take seriously Nigel Farage's call for a second EU referendum.

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Business of Film: Molly's Game
James Cameron-Wilson reviews Molly's Game, All the Money in the World and Hostiles as well as updating us on the awards season so far.
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The CURA's interviews: Wolfgang Streeck

Adrian Bua is a researcher at the Centre for Urban Research on Austerity (CURA). The Centre develops research into austerity and related concepts and practices, such as crisis, resistance, resilience, renaissance and transformation. It brings together activists, students and academics working on these issues to develop new networks and projects. Wolfgang Streeck is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. He is a sociologist working on political economy who analyses the trajectory and future of capitalism, democracy and the state in his recent books "Buying Time" (2013) and "How Will Capitalism End" (2016). This podcast discusses the main arguments he develops in these works.

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Modern Mindset: The Psychology of Modern Marketing

Adam Cox chats with Sam Miles, the head of production for Televisualise, a branded content company. They discuss how social media sites, especially YouTube, have enabled companies large and small to move from traditional advertising to a more subtle and less intrusive approach. From product placement to vlogging, this episode looks at how modern marketing has democratised audience engagement with tips about how to go about it for even the smallest company.

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Gadgets & Gizmos: Consumer Electronics Show (part 1)

A look at the Consumer Electronics Show with Steve Caplin, including an autonomous shop, a knee-high Segway security robot, a robot shopper, a smart toilet and a robot lapdancer.

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NEF: The Future of Migration

How do we combat hate and racism in British society? Marc Stears is joined by Nazek Ramadan of Migrant Voice and John Page from Hope Not Hate to discuss. This is an archive episode of NEF asking how we can create a new economy where people can really take control of their lives.

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The Big Call: What will happen in 2018

Will markets carry on rising this year? Is Gold the best insurance policy against something going wrong? And how will the ETF industry evolve? Will ESG be the big theme of the year? Ed Bowsher finds out from James Butterfill of ETF Securities, Adam Laird of Lyxor, David Stevenson of ETFstream and John Davies of S&P Dow Jones.

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IEA: Here’s How We Solve the Housing Crisis

We look at one of the most critical areas in public policy – housing. The Institute of Economic Affairs’s Kristian Niemietz and former Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute Ben Southwood discuss the housing shortage, its supply-side nature and the politics which underpin it. Interviewed by the IEA’s Kate Andrews, the pair examine the historical origins of the housing crisis, which date back to legislation introduced under Clement Attlee’s government in the 1940s. They also look at the well-organised NIMBY movement (short for “Not In My Back Yard”), and its influence on government policy.

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The Week That Was 11th January

A look at results from Micro Focus, Tesco, Sainsbury, Morrison and Marks & Spencer and a look forward to numbers from Burberry, AB Foods and Royal Mail with Helal Miah, Investment Research Analyst at The Share Centre.

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Track Record: Liam Howley

Liam Howley is marketing director at Music Magpie - a company specialising in repurposing and the trading in of CDs, DVDs, and electronic hardware. With a background in sales and finance, Liam joined the company several years ago and now heads the marketing team.

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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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