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Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God.”

Matthew ch 5 vs 9

On Saturday week, the Church of England’s General Synod will debate the issue of serious youth violence, including the provision of ‘safe spaces’ for young people in its churches in every community. The background paper is well worth reading, especially the last two appendices which give a good understanding of the issue at the ground level.

During the parliamentary stages of the Conservative leadership election, Rory Stewart put forward a proposal for National Community Service, a recommendation made in this newsletter on 11th March, and I intend to put forward an amendment to the Synod’s motion supporting that aim.

Youth insecurity is a very serious problem, as we have commented on in depth. However it reflects a society full of conflict and intolerance. So please READ ON .. as this week we look at the art of healing the wounds by ‘disagreeing well’, and find an extraordinary example of leadership in Rome.



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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: Facebook's new currency & why your cash might not be safe in banks

Tim Price, director at Price Value Partners discusses the move towards a cashless society and whether it's an inevitable consequence of the financial crisis. What effect might the advent of Facebook's new cryptocurrency, Libra, have on banks, central banks and even governments and their control of money? What might the possibility of a Marxist government in the UK mean for investors? Tim posits the possibility that cash in banks may shrink overnight!

This is Money: Will there be a mis-selling scandal over final salary pension advice?

Two-thirds of savers are being told to abandon final salary pensions - and this is despite the Financial Conduct Authority saying that advisers should start with the standpoint this is not a suitable option. That revelation arrived this week as the FCA said too much advice on valuable pensions is 'still not of an acceptable standard.' Are people getting the right advice about their gold-plated pensions, or are they right to jump ship? That's the question tackled by editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost this week. Meanwhile, a reader discovers an old Post Office Savings Bank book from the 1960s – but what is it worth now and can you even take the money out. Premium bonds – how do you really find out you've won the jackpot? Britain has a net zero emissions target for 2050, but what are the best electric cars to buy now? And forget fantasy football, we reveal the details of our fantasy share picking game where the winner will scoop a giant £20,000 grand prize.

Motley Fool Money: Stock Market Hits Record High

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: The S&P 500 hits a record high as Wall Street (and investors) read the latest tea leaves from the Fed; Slack makes a successful debut in the public markets; Facebook introduces a new cryptocurrenc; And Oracle hits a new high. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross, and Jeff Fischer of 1623 Capital, discuss those stories and weigh in on earnings from Adobe, CarMax, and Darden Restaurants.

The Business of Film: Men In Black International
James Cameron-Wilson on the latest UK box office numbers, with Aladdin clinging to the #1 spot for the fourth week. New release Men In Black International was just beaten into #2 spot while Asif Kapadia's Diego Maradona doc came in at #9. James's home release of the week is the 1983 political thriller Under Fire with Nick Nolte and Gene Hackman. James also reveals the casting gossip about the latest James Bond movie.
Gadgets & Gizmos: New mobile-only streaming service Quibi

Steve Caplin ponders Jeffrey Katzenberg's new short-form mobile-only streaming service Quibi, which will have a Spielberg horror series viewable only at night. Also hydrogen-powered vertical take-off taxis, Ikea's robotic furniture, a 360-degree rooftop infinity pool for London, how atom bomb testing could help find fake paintings, a new bike direction indicator and taking the guesswork out of best-before dates.

Modern Mindset: The Soul Coach

Adam talks to Ullis Karlsson a soul coach and spiritual healer about the impact that stress and burnout can have in modern day living. Ullis explains that Sweden like many western countries have long working hours and high levels of stress which can lead to self destructive behaviour such as alcohol and drug dependency. Ullis explains that by using techniques that utilise the breathe and breathing styles it can create a sense of wellbeing. Ullis talks about psychological, physical and emotional stress and how using yoga as a therapeutic approach can create massive changes to energy levels, stress levels and overall health and happiness.

Track Record: Bruce Morton

Bruce Morton is head of strategy at Allegis, a global recruiter, and has worked with the likes of Paypal, ebBay, Amazon and many other global and regional companies on building their workforces. Before his time with Allegis, he worked in sales – and before that, was a butcher! He’s keen on music and sport and thinks the workplace of 10 years in the future will be unrecognisable and that more companies are focusing less on ‘talent’ and more on ‘getting work done’. His thoughts on workplace change are available in his new book, ‘Redesigning The Way Work Works’.

This is Moneyball: What's a football CEO? Brighton & Hove Albion's Paul Barber on running a Premier League club

It's been an interesting last couple of decades for Brighton and Hove Albion Football Club to say the least. They fell to the basement division, had plenty of stadium drama and now find themselves an established Premier League team. In this week's This is Moneyball podcast, assistant editor Lee Boyce and broadcaster Georgie Frost are joined by the Seagulls chief executive Paul Barber, who previously worked with the FA and Tottenham Hotspur. He's been at the club since 2012 and gives the rundown of his day-to-day job and how the role has evolved. There is insight as to why the club has been 'scouting' managers for years, before recently appointing Graham Potter, who has a master's degree in leadership and emotional intelligence. He also gives his views on money in the game and why it is a good thing, the 'fit and proper' persons test for chairmen – and how his ingenious plan to give away replica shirts to seven year-old fans is reaping dividends as the Seaside-club goes global.

Motley Fool Answers: Retiring Later for Fun and Profit

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 episode, whether they are doing it because they need to or because they want to, people are more often likely to work later in life or opt for a semi-retirement. We’re joined by AARP’s Susan Weinstock to talk about why this trend isn’t going to change, and how you can plan for the realities of a later retirement.

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Dixons Carphone, Ashtead, Berkeley & more

Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent numbers from Dixons Carphone, Ashtead, Berkeley, Saga, Whitbread and Carnival and looks ahead to what we might expect from Wood Group, Petrofac, Tullow Oil and Stagecoach.

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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