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Franz Buscha

Policy Matters: The effects of class differences even within elite professions

Franz Buscha
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: The effects of class differences even within elite professions
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Matt Dickson and Franz Buscha talk to Sam Friedman, Associate Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and a member of the Social Mobility Commission. Sam explains his recent research highlighting how those from working class backgrounds find themselves earning less than colleagues from more privileged families, even when they have the same qualifications and work in the same elite professions. Going beyond the numbers to understand this ‘class pay gap’, Sam describes the numerous interviews he undertook with elite professionals from different backgrounds and what this revealed about the hidden mechanisms that operate, often rewarding privilege rather than merit or ability. The discussion then moves on to the dominance of private schools – and especially a particular group of private schools – in the elite strata of society and considers the sorts of policies that might help to make Britain a more meritocratic society.
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Sam Friedman


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Those born in the 1980s are financially worse off than the generation before

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Those born in the 1980s are financially worse off than the generation before
This week, This is Money takes a look at a raft of inter-generation financial divide stories that have popped up in August. This includes why those born in the 1980s have less disposable income than those born in the 1970s according to the Office for National Statistics and why the Bank of Mum and Dad is creaking. Assistant editor Lee Boyce, reporter George Nixon and host Georgie Frost run the rule over these statistics, along with proposals to raise the state pension age to 75. This was from a right-wing think tank The Centre for Social Justice and has left many industry experts irate. We also discuss data showing that two thirds of older people say they feel hurt by the inter-generational financial criticism that they are lording it up at the expense of younger generations. We also talk metal bank cards – why on earth would you want one and who is offering them?
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Lee Boyce, George Nixon


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: August Mailbag

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: August Mailbag
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: Abi Malin, Motley Fool Analyst, joins us to answer your questions including how to separate the wheat from the chaff on your watchlist, owning a home versus renting, the deal with dividends, and more.
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Abi Malin


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Can consumer power help the planet?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Can consumer power help the planet?
It's fair to say environmental issues have moved to the forefront of the agenda in recent times. This week, editor Simon Lambert, assistant editor Lee Boyce and host Georgie Frost take a look at potential changes you can make to help the pound in your pocket turn a little greener. Simon explains his rallying cry for us to be his acronym 'Layby' rather than being labelled 'Nimbys'. Layby – or look after your back yard – is a movement to look after the country we live in. When it comes to investing, there is a growing movement where savers who want to combat climate change invest a small amount of money in the very companies eco-activists traditionally rally against, such as fossil fuel giants Shell and BP – so why? What can you do to be a more eco-friendly tourist? And finally… it's hard enough trying to predict how rapidly a normal car will depreciate, but estimating the loss of value of an electric vehicle is a whole other ball game. We reveal all.
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Lee Boyce, Simon Lambert


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Reindeer in July Mailbag

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Reindeer in July Mailbag
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, it’s the July Mailbag where we answer your questions about dividends, deciphering your ROTH/traditional 401k components, buying on margin, how to find a financial planner, and more.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp


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Vicky Sayers

The Money Nuggets Show: Why women need to talk more about money

Vicky Sayers
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The Money Nuggets Show

The Money Nuggets Show: Why women need to talk more about money
It’s no secret that women are a little behind when it comes to talking about money. For many women, talking about money can be very uncomfortable. Money is important; there’s no question about it, it gives us economic power – particularly if you’re in a relationship or job that you hate. Financial Times Money Mentor Lindsay Cook, and Lyndsay Wolfe, a Financial Planner from Wolfe Financial Planning, join Esther Mukuro to discuss why it is important to talk about money and how to get the money conversation started.
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Lindsay Cook, Lyndsay Wolfe


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: 5 Financial Statistics that Scared the Heck Out of Us

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: 5 Financial Statistics that Scared the Heck Out of Us
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, Fool.com contributor Maurie Backman joins us to share the scariest financial statistics she’s encountered.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Maurie Backman


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Passive Income Coach

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Passive Income Coach
Adam talks to Helen Parker, a money saving expert and passive income coach, about how to create an income outside of the typical employment model. They talk about models of passive income including multi-level marketing and why this model has a bad reputation. They explore how this model can work and what kind of people would work well in a system that allows for personal flexibility and therefore requires self-discipline and a desire to influence others.
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Helen Parker


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Different Kinds of Stupid

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Different Kinds of Stupid
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, Morgan Housel from the Collaborative Fund is back to share lessons you can learn from all the different kinds of stupid in the world.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Morgan Housel


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World
What can parents learn from the success of tennis star Roger Federer? When is grit a problem? Should travel soccer get the boot? What’s the best predictor of success in the business world? Is it better to be a frog or bird? And what should every graduate know about the road ahead? On this week’s show, we explore those questions and more with David Epstein, author of the New York Times bestseller Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World.
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David Epstein


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