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And when human politicians choose between the next election and the next generation, it’s clear what usually happens.”

Warren Buffett 

December’s General Election may see the largest ever generational divide, notwithstanding McDonnell’s stated intention to load huge amounts of additional National Debt on the shoulders of future generations. Politicians have clearly not read David Willett’s book ‘The Pinch’: if they had, we would no longer be making young people start adult life with a great burden of student debt, and there would be more radical initiatives to enable home ownership for the young.

The only way to build permanent public support for capitalism is to enable young people to see personally the opportunities it brings for them. So please READ ON .. as this week, following on our review of the CPS booklet on Popular Capitalism, we look at how to achieve inter-generational re-balancing through the levy on inheritance – Popular Inheritance.


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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: The UK election; RIP Vladimir Bukovsky & the lessons of Germany's currency collapses

Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at some of the more unusual aspects of the UK General Election, now five weeks away. He also looks at the life of former Soviet dissident Vladimir Bukovsky and his role in the demise of the USSR and considers what lessons we might usefully learn from the two currency collapses suffered by Germany in the past century.

How did we get here? A history of UK politics: The Commons Speaker

Simon Rose is joined by political commentator and author of The Groucho Tendency blog, Mike Indian, to discuss how UK politics has got to where it is today. In this episode, Simon and Mike discuss the history and role of the Commons Speaker.

This is Money: Motoring special - Buying electric cars and are insurers gaming drivers?

What’s the best new or used electric car on the market, would buying your insurance on the day you need it drive up the price, and does London’s diesel-crunching ULEZ make sense? Those are the questions and more on this motoring special edition of the This is Money Podcast. On it, Georgie Frost and Simon Lambert are joined by deputy motoring editor Rob Hull to talk cars and money. First up, is our exclusive on how insurers are sneakily pushing up prices for those who buy cover close to when they need it - bad news if you want to choose and buy a car and then drive it away. The team also look at attempts to crack down on older petrol and diesel cars, such as London’s ULEZ. Simon argues that one of the key problems is not how good new electric cars are (albeit they are now pretty good) but the issue of buying second hand and the limited choice and consumer concerns. Meanwhile, Rob says that although a brand new electric car may be tempting to those committed to greener motoring, many buyers are likely to sit on their hands expecting a better choice of longer range vehicles to arrive soon.

The Top Ten: The Musical

Vicky Sayers is joined by film critic and broadcaster, James Cameron-Wilson, to discuss some of the most influential musicals of all time. They explore the recent return to popularity of the “musical movie”, and whether some stage musicals adapted to film have ended up becoming lost in translation.

Motley Fool Money: Disney’s Latest Magic, Facebook’s Latest Challenge

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 earnings produce some magic; Gap gets a new look; And Zillow raises the roof. Motley Fool analysts Emily Flippen, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Roku, Activision Blizzard, Take-Two Interactive, Match Group, Booking Holdings, Tripadvisor, Expedia, Uber, and Papa John’s. They also share why they’re keeping an eye on Adobe, Boston Omaha, and Baozun. Plus, The Facebook Effect author David Kirkpatrick talks Mark Zuckerberg, tech breakups, and the future of Facebook.

Track Record: Ioannis Antypas

It’s not often we hear of an entrepreneur under the age of ten, but Ioannis Antypas claims to have been making money and spotting an opportunity since the tender age of nine years old, when he decided to start selling bottled water to school friends – as well as their parents! He’s got vast experience in the hospitality industry, and says his latest brainwave was triggered by being served a cold steak in a restaurant. He explains his newest venture, Hela Job, in this episode of Track Record.

Gadgets & Gizmos: AI job interviewers

Steve Caplin laments the arrival of AI job interviewers at Unilever, while an Estonian company is using AI for workers after a pay rise. You could get £100,000 to be the face of a series of humanoid robots, get a camera drone to direct part of your movie, play an app game in real-world streets, trim your hedges and garden with a new device, get an ebike with facial recognition unlocking or order the tallest and widest business jet ever.

This is Moneyball: How to start a sports team from scratch

Starting a sports team from scratch and taking them to glory: it sounds like something out of a computer game rather than real life. This week, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by a man who recently helped start a new basketball team in Britain – the London City Royals. Just how do you go about starting a whole new team – or franchise – and get them off the ground? Jon Sawyer, who has an impressive CV holding senior positions at Disney, Hilton and Pret reveals all. Playing basketball in Britain is immensely popular, so can the basketball league here grow in stature? And will we ever seen the next big player in the NBA come from these shores? How does funding and TV rights work, what does it take to run a sports team day-to-day and can professional basketball help kids avoid the dangers of gang life?

Modern Mindset: The Power of Podcasting

Adam Cox is joined by Top 50 iTunes podcaster and podcast consultant, James Burtt. They discuss the growing popularity of podcasts, and why hosting and creating a podcast can bring huge benefits to entrepreneurs and businesses. He offers some tips about how to launch a podcast and how to ensure it gets listeners.

Business of Film: Stephen King's Doctor Sleep

James Cameron-Wilson on the UK box office chart, where Joker reigns supreme for a fifth week, the first film to do so since Avatar a decade ago. Stephen King's Doctor Sleep can only make #4 while Ken Loach's Sorry We Missed You enters at #9. For home release, James recommends British drama The Souvenir.

Motley Fool Answers: A Proper English Brexit

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, we’re joined by Sam Robson from Motley Fool UK to explain the ongoing drama as the UK negotiates to leave the EU. We ask the embarrassing questions so you don’t have to.

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: IAG, M&S, Mothercare, Imperial & Rolls

Ian Forrest of The Share Centre looks at IAG's takeover of Air Europa, Mothercare putting its UK business into administration and news from Marks & Spencer, Imperial Brands and Rolls Royce. He also looks ahead to expected figures from Taylor Wimpey, Wincanton and British Land.

Mini Mindset: Is online gaming good for children?
81% of children play games online – but how can we ensure their safety while doing so? Adam Cox talks to Laura Higgins, Director of Digital Civility at ROBLOX, the world’s largest online gaming platform for children and teenagers. They discuss research that shows the fears and concerns of parents when it comes to online gaming; and Laura shares how it can be used to improve skills and learning, while also sharing what parents can do to ensure their children are safe online.
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.


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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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