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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Could personal debt cause another recession?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Could personal debt cause another recession?
Personal debt is at record levels with one in six of us at risk of a debt crisis. Credit cards, overdrafts and payday loans are propping up households across the country as wages continue to fall in real terms. And many people are struggling under the pressure of paying back what they owe. But what is the effect on the wider economy? And what should we do about it? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is back with us this week and is joined by Sarah Lyall, NEF’s Social Policy Lead and special guest Dr Jo Michell, Senior Lecturer in Economics at the University of the West of England.
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Sarah Lyall, Dr Jo Michell


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Twins in Business

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Twins in Business
Adam interviews two identical twin sisters, Raissa and Joyce de Haas, who founded the drinks company Double Dutch. In just a few years they have won awards, used innovative approaches into investment and have created surprising new flavours of drinks. They discuss the emotional power of flavours and the benefits of working with someone with identical genetics.
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Joyce de Haas, Raissa de Haas


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Year-End Financial Advice

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Year-End Financial Advice
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: YouTube gets into the music business; Starbucks opens a venti-sized roastery in China; Disney and Fox get closer to a deal; And Walmart makes a change.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Can training your brain make you richer?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Can training your brain make you richer?
Could you train your brain to get richer? Behavioural economics tells us that we regularly behave irrationally – and nudge theory has been used by governments and organisations around the world to try to make us better people. But could you take matters into your own hands, tackle your own temptations and make yourself wealthier, or just happier? On this week’s podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce and Georgie Frost look at some tricks you can deploy – and whether you can actually turn that old chestnut about not spending money on coffee into hard cash in your bank account, pension or ISA. Also on this week’s show, we discuss why Britain is bottom of the world pension league and whether that is actually as bad as it seems.
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Simon Lambert, Lee Boyc


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Will selling off public land make the housing crisis worse?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Will selling off public land make the housing crisis worse?
The housing crisis is a hot topic at the moment. We often talk about who can buy, sell and rent houses – and how much they cost – but we rarely talk about the land beneath them. Lots of land in the UK is owned by the government and local authorities – public land. But a load of it is being sold off, from old hospitals to sites owned by the Ministry of Defence. The government says that we should sell it to developers to build houses on to deal with the housing shortage. But is that really happening? Is selling off our public land really helping to solve the housing crisis? This week host Ayeisha Thomas-Smith welcomes back NEF’s Subject Lead on Housing, Alice Martin, to talk us through these thorny questions. She’s joined by NEF researcher Duncan McCann and journalist and author Dawn Foster, both experts on the issues of housing and land.
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Alice Martin, Duncan McCann, Dawn Foster


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Jonathan Davis

Money Makers: Why have small cap stocks done so well this year?

Jonathan Davis
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Money Makers

Money Makers: Why have small cap stocks done so well this year?
In the latest Money Makers episode, Jonathan Davis talks to Dr Paul Jourdan, the CEO of Amati Global Investors, who run two small cap funds and an AIM portfolio service from their headquarters in Edinburgh. Since last speaking to Paul a year ago, his small cap fund has risen more than 35% and collected a number of new awards for its performance. Jonathan finds out how.
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Dr Paul Jourdan


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Kate Andrews

IEA: The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: The Myth of Scandinavian Socialism
Left-wing movements in Britain, and further afield, are increasingly citing the Scandinavian or Nordic economic model as a desirable alternative to capitalism. But is Scandinavian socialism really all its cracked up to be? Today, Dr Steve Davies and Kate Andrews of the IEA put the Nordic model under the spotlight – and examine to what extent these countries are indeed socialist, or even ‘left wing’.
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Dr Steve Davies


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Hot Toys for 2017

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Hot Toys for 2017
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: Costco hits an all-time high; Chipotle makes a change at the top; Buffalo Wild Wings goes private as Applebee’s offers a surprising promotion; Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger, and David Kretzmann analyze the retail landscape and much more.
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Chris Hall, Ron Gross, Matt Argersinger, David Kretzmann


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Are diesel cars and bitcoin being demonised?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Are diesel cars and bitcoin being demonised?
Britain’s car industry is crying foul, as not a single new diesel car avoids the Budget tax hike because the test they have to pass hasn’t come in yet. Car makers claim that new diesels are fine, but can we believe them? Meanwhile, campaigners want extra taxes and a serious crackdown on diesel drivers, but it’s ended up with councils leading the way with a piece-meal approach. Who should we believe, has the drive to get rid of diesel gone too far, and is it employing bad science? This week, Simon Lambert, Tanya Jefferies and Georgie Frost drive into the murky world of diesel cars.
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Simon Lambert, Tanya Jefferies


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Budget Special 2017

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Budget Special 2017
Chancellor Philip Hammond got out his red box again to let us know how the country’s finances are – or aren’t – holding up, and what the Government’s going to be doing with its money this year. Will the Chancellor’s proposals be enough to make our economy “fit for the future”? And with Brexit looming, is the Government doing enough to deal with the country’s economic problems? This week, NEF’s David Powell steps in for regular host Ayeisha Thomas-Smith. Dave is joined by Kate Bell, Head of Economic and Social Affairs at the Trades Union Congress, and Miatta Fahnbulleh, the new CEO of the New Economics Foundation.
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David Powell, Kate Bell, Miatta Fahnbulleh


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