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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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Motley Fool Answers: How Are Americans Really Coping with College Costs?

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: How Are Americans Really Coping with College Costs?
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 Caitlin Zaloom, NYU professor and author of Indebted: How Families Make College Work at Any Cost. Her research explores the financial and moral conflicts Americans face when paying for college.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Caitlin Zaloom


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: IPO Dramas and Apple's Big Surprise

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: IPO Dramas and Apple's Big Surprise
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: Smile Direct leaves investors frowning; WeWork reworks its corporate governance; Old Navy prepares to split from The Gap; And Popeye’s brings new meaning to BYOB. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Dave & Buster’s, GameStop, Shopify, and Zscaler. Plus, media and entertainment analyst Tim Beyers talks new iPhones and Apple’s evolving business.
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Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Ron Gross, Jason Moser


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Motley Fool Answers: The Battle of the Streaming Stars

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Movies and Money

Motley Fool Answers: The Battle of the Streaming Stars
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 with the help of Motley Fool analyst Jason Moser, we're going to look at the state of video streaming including new offerings from Disney, Apple, and more. Does increased competition signal the decline of Netflix?
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Jason Moser


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Should we rip up capital gains tax rules? And how to save 40% off a new car

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Should we rip up capital gains tax rules? And how to save 40% off a new car
Entrepreneurs and investors pay less tax on their profits to reflect the risk they take. That’s the principle that lies behind capital gains tax being lower than the rates charged on employment income. But the influential think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, wants to rip up that system and charge the same rate on gains from selling shares or property as income tax – and hack back the annual capital gains tax allowance to just £1,000. Is this the kind of For the many not the few move that Britain needs to level the playing field between those with plenty of capital and the ability to make investments and those who don’t? Or is it just another planned tax raid on those putting their money to productive use and growing our collective wealth? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert and Georgie Frost dig into the IPPR’s proposals and look at whether this is the kind of thing that could become Labour party policy? They also look at long-term investments that have paid off, risky investments to be wary of and the one thing plenty of people are happy to sink thousands of pounds into knowing that they will lose a big chunk of their money – a brand new car.
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Simon Lambert


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Was that as good as it gets for savers this time round?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Was that as good as it gets for savers this time round?
This is Money with Georgie Frost, editor Simon Lambert and Product and Knowledge editor Sarah Davidson. Autumn is here and with it an ill wind through the savings market. Why are things looking so bleak and are there any warm spots to be found out there? There’s a hurricane happening in politics, the team offer some tips on how to weather the Brexit storm…find out if we should really be stock piling food and take a look at how Labours Right to Buy plans would work for renters and buy-to-letters. Plus just how much better for the environment are electric vehicles? And don’t forget you can stay up to date with all the latest, breaking money news, just go to thisismoney.co.uk or download the app.
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Simon Lambert, Sarah Davidson


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Motley Fool Money: Lululemon’s Big Move

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Lululemon’s Big Move
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: Lululemon jumps on strong growth in men’s sales and an improved outlook; Docusign delivers big returns on e-signatures; And Slack slips after its first earnings report as a public company. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and weigh in on the latest from Constellation Brands, PagerDuty, WeWork, and Zoom Video. Plus, we dip into the Fool Mailbag, and communications expert Emily Hoffman teaches us how to navigate crucial conversations.
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Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Ron Gross, Jason Moser, Emily Hoffman


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Motley Fool Money: Fall Preview for Investors

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Fall Preview for Investors
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: What should investors be watching for the rest of 2019? Which stocks should investors keep on a short leash? And which stocks are we even more bullish on? Analysts Andy Cross and Jason Moser tackle those questions and offer up some business predictions. Plus, food and beverage industry analyst David Henkes talks restaurants, the rise of delivery, “ghost kitchens”, and the two trends investors should be watching.
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Chris Hill, Andy Cross, Jason Moser, David Henkes


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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: 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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