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Peter Urwin

Economist Questions: Work in the time of Coronavirus - Rebooting the economy to save jobs

Peter Urwin
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Economist Questions

Economist Questions: Work in the time of Coronavirus - Rebooting the economy to save jobs
In the first episode of this new series looking at how Coronavirus has affected the working landscape, Peter Urwin is joined by Len Shackleton, Professor of Economics at the University of Buckingham. Experience of previous pandemics suggests current restrictions may last until summer 2021. The UK government's policy response has limited the hardship of lockdown and lessened initial negative impacts on employment. However, there is now a question of how we revive the economy and recover previous levels of employment. In this interview, Prof. Len Shackleton argues that spending on job retention and other schemes have been useful “sticking plasters”, but the key to sustained recovery is the creation of new jobs by the market. They consider specific areas of the economy where Prof Shackleton argues that deregulation is needed to free enterprise and drive jobs growth; comparing this to the use of job subsidy programmes for the unemployed, and other government funding aimed at incentivising companies to take on staff.
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Prof. Len Shackleton


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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Hacks, Scams, and ID Theft (Oh My!)

Motley Fool Answers
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Motley Fool Answers

Motley Fool Answers: Hacks, Scams, and ID Theft (Oh My!)
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, Dan Kline joins the team to talk about the recent Twitter hack, TikTok privacy concerns, and scams amidst the coronavirus pandemic.
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Alison Southwick, Robert Brokamp, Dan Kline


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Will the Government tinker with capital gains tax to help pay the coronavirus bill?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Will the Government tinker with capital gains tax to help pay the coronavirus bill?
The Chancellor has ordered an urgent capital gains tax review which could hit many homeowners and investors, depending on the outcome. With Rishi Sunak and the Government looking at ways to foot the coronavirus bill, will CGT be changed and will they keep their manifesto pledge to not raise income tax, national insurance or VAT? On this week's podcast, Simon Lambert, Lee Boyce, and Georgie Frost look at what could happen to CGT and why. We discuss the problem facing 'cladding prisoners' – people who are trapped in flats wrapped in dangerous materials that are unable to sell, or take advantage of the stamp duty cut, with banks nervy to lend to would-be buyers. A reader contacts us about an unusual letter from their bank seemingly randomly asking if they are a tax resident of Egypt, with no connection to the country whatsoever. Are you an aspirational recycler? We talk you through our guide on how to recycle, properly. Travel is still on our lips, with Georgie booking a trip to Spain: What do you need to consider if you're tempted to do the same? And finally, we look at the cheapest cars to insure, with a surprising choice at number one: a sporty, two-seater convertible.
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Simon Lambert


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Twitter’s Hack, Silicon Valley’s Changing Landscape

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Twitter’s Hack, Silicon Valley’s Changing Landscape
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 FBI investigates a major Twitter hack; Netflix sells off on earnings; Domino’s serves up strong sales growth; Banking software company nCino has a big Wall Street debut; Pepsi gets a boost from snacks; Fiat Chrysler & Peugot unveil Stellantis. Motley Fool analysts Andy Cross and Ron Gross discuss those stories and the latest from Johnson & Johnson, UnitedHealth, and big banks. The guys also share two stocks on their radar: Boston Beer and 3M. Plus, CNBC reporter Kate Rooney discusses the latest with Robinhood, fintech, VC investing, and how Silicon Valley is rethinking office space.
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Chris Hill


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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Chinese spying and Huawei, the intolerance of the left and leadership of the WTO

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Chinese spying and Huawei, the intolerance of the left and leadership of the WTO
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the decision to strip Huawei of its role in the 5G network in the UK in the light of previous knowledge of the Chinese government's malicious cyber campaign and theft of commercial data. He discusses how the left need to recapture their mojo and become more tolerant. And he examines the decision to make Liam Fox the UK candidate to lead the World Trade Organisation.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot dolphins and Lego Nintendo

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot dolphins and Lego Nintendo
Share Radio's technology editor Steve Caplin looks at drive-in cinemas for children, wondering how they will be able to see through the windscreen. He discusses Amazon's smart shopping cart, the Uber boat service on the Thames, Lego's Nintendo set, robot dolphins, groceries in reusable packaging, whisky in paper bottles, a solution to messy soap and how to work from home – in Barbados!
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: The Old Guard & Finding The Way Back

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: The Old Guard & Finding The Way Back
James Cameron-Wilson looks at the latest UK box office charts, finding them not quite as melancholic as the numbers for the first weekend after reopening. He reviews the superhero movie The Old Guard, starring Charlize Theron, which has just premiered on Netflix. And he looks at drama Finding The Way Back, Ben Affleck's first acting role of note for several years.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ocado, Burberry, Dixons & Halma

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Ocado, Burberry, Dixons & Halma
Helal Miah of The Share Centre looks at recent company news from Ocado – a major beneficiary of the shift to online shopping – as well as Burberry, Dixons and Halma. Looking ahead, he discusses what we might expect when we hear from Vodafone and Unilever.
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Helal Miah


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Overcoming Negative Thinking

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Overcoming Negative Thinking
Adam Cox is joined again by clinical hypnotherapist and founder of Limitless Mind Coaching, Matt Cullen. Matt shares what it means to think negatively and why this happens so frequently for so many people. They discuss why the standard advice of “being kind to yourself” doesn't really work, and what can be done to turn negative thinking around. They then discuss what it means to be limitless and how limitations can be overcome to create powerful changes.
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Matt Cullen


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Matt Dickson

Policy Matters: Discrimination in the labour market – and what policymakers can do about it

Matt Dickson
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Policy Matters

Policy Matters: Discrimination in the labour market – and what policymakers can do about it
In this episode of Policy Matters, hosts Franz Buscha and Matt Dickson discuss a non-COVID-19 policy topic that has been prominent in recent months following the recent Black Lives Matter protests: the ethnic inequalities that exist in socio-economic outcomes in the UK. Examining the issue from an academic viewpoint, Franz initially explains how labour economists define discrimination and how theoretically classical economics would expect labour market discrimination on the basis of race or gender to be eliminated by market forces. Matt and Franz go on to discuss how reality clashes with this theory, setting out the extent of contemporary ethnic and gender pay inequalities and some of the issues with analysis that seeks to explain away the large differences in pay between men and women and between white workers and those of other ethnicities. The discussion continues by looking at studies directly highlighting discrimination in hiring in both the UK and the US, before concluding with thoughts on what policymakers could do to address these longstanding inequalities.
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Franz Buscha


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