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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Public Ownership 2.0

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: Public Ownership 2.0
Public ownership is back on the agenda. Opinion polls show high levels of support for taking all kinds of things back into public hands, from the railways to water to energy, and the Labour party is committed to a vast expansion of public ownership. But if privatisation has failed, what kind of public ownership should replace it? As the critics of nationalisation are quick to say, British Rail wasn’t that great. What should be done differently this time? If these services were nationalised, would the state even know how to run them? And are there other ways of putting them back in public hands? Ayeisha Thomas-Smith is joined by Cat Hobbs, director of We Own It campaign, Hilary Wainwright, co-editor of Red Pepper magazine and fellow of the Transnational Institute, and Sahil Dutta, lecturer in political economy at Goldsmiths University.
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Ayeisha Thomas-Smith, Cat Hobbs, Hilary Wainwright, Sahil Dutta


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Kate Andrews

IEA: How compatible is democracy with free market progress?

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: How compatible is democracy with free market progress?
Brexit has revitalized debates about democracy. Restoring democracy and sovereignty can come risk for those strongly committed to free markets — that our fellow citizens might choose another path, perhaps even one that could lead to socialist and freedom-hindering policies. But is that a risk we must take? In a free society, what individual rights should never be infringed on? What should be voted on? And is there a place for technocratic decision-making? In a new paper, the Director of the IEA’s FREER initiative, Rebecca Lowe, argues that one clear answer to ‘improving’ democracy here in the UK would be to institute a proper focus on local decision-making — something that, she says, has been overlooked in past years. Rebecca joins the IEA's Darren Grimes to discuss, alongside Adam Bartha, the Director of EPICENTER, the European Policy Information Center.
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Rebecca Lowe, Darren Grimes, Adam Bartha


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Simon Rose

Motley Fool Money: Amazon vs. NYC, Coke vs. Pepsi, and Oscars Preview

Simon Rose
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Amazon vs. NYC, Coke vs. Pepsi, and Oscars Preview
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: Amazon rebuffs the Big Apple; Coke fizzles while Pepsi sparkles; And NVIDIA stops the bleeding. Analysts Andy Cross, Ron Gross, and Jason Moser discuss those stories and talk Activision Blizzard, Shopify, Restaurant Brands International, and UnderArmour. Plus, corporate governance expert and film critic Nell Minow talks about the problem with stock buybacks and previews the Oscars.
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Chris Hill


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Georgie Frost

This is Money: Is this the clock ticking on a slowdown in the UK economy, or are we primed for a Brexit bounce?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This is Money: Is this the clock ticking on a slowdown in the UK economy, or are we primed for a Brexit bounce?
Inflation has slipped to 1.8 per cent - below the 25 per cent target - and the Bank of England has downgraded the UK's growth prospects and indicated interest rate hikes are on hold. But at the same time, wages are rising by more than inflation and unemployment remains low. So has the clock already started ticking on a slowdown in the UK economy, or is this just some pre-Brexit jitters that could eventually be followed by a bounce? Elsewhere, we talk about the property market and a recent slump in prices in London and the South, along with why you should consider carefully how long your mortgage term is for. And finally - with holiday season on the horizon, and with all-inclusive trips on the rise, we ask: are they actually a good idea?

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Sue Dougan

Track Record: Clive Hyman

Sue Dougan
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Track Record

Track Record: Clive Hyman
Clive is a former director at KPMG, and following an infamous dismissal, founded Hyman Capital 14 years ago. He’s a science graduate of Cambridge University; later scored (almost 100%!) marks in his accountancy exams. He’s a keen sportsman and has recently branched out into film financing. His big tip is to listen to the customer, whatever your business. His other claim to infamy is that he was run over once by Professor Stephen Hawking.
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Clive Hyman


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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: Disposable Fashion

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: Disposable Fashion
In this episode, Adam Cox talks to fashion sustainability expert and founder of Nothing to Wear, Cyrine Joaristi. Cheap production lines and social media influencers have created a perfect storm of fashion waste, resulting in 10 billion pounds worth of clothes sitting unworn in British wardrobes. With the clothing industry now sitting in second place for most polluting industry in the world, the consequences of throwaway fashion are real and damaging. How can we as consumers help turn the tide?
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Cyrine Joaristi


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Adam Cox

Mini Mindset: The Loneliness Epidemic

Adam Cox
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Mini Mindset

Mini Mindset: The Loneliness Epidemic
Thanks to the internet and social media, we are more connected than ever – so why is it that loneliness remains a growing issue? Joining Adam Cox to discuss this is leading psychologist, Dr Linda Papadopoulos. Could it be that modern technology is actually to blame for rising feelings of solitude and inadequacy – and could “old” media, like radio, be the cure?
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Dr Linda Papadopoulos


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New Economics Foundation

NEF: What does a progressive border policy look like?

New Economics Foundation
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New Economics Foundation

NEF: What does a progressive border policy look like?
The Windrush scandal outraged the nation last year. But last week the Home Office reinstated deportation flights to Jamaica for criminal offenders who they say are foreign nationals. Meanwhile, parliament passed a new immigration bill last month, promising to control the ​“number and type” of people coming to the UK. The home secretary came under fire for proposing a £30,000 income threshold for EU immigrants. A lot of the debate we hear about immigration is made in economic terms. But it’s also about identity, race and belonging. It can be hard at the moment to imagine that a more humane immigration policy might be possible, but that’s exactly what we’re trying to do this week. Guest host Dave Powell is joined by chief exec of the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants Satbir Singh, executive director of War on Want Asad Rehman, and Maya Goodfellow, author of a forthcoming book on Britain’s immigration policies.
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Dave Powell, Satbir Singh, Asad Rehman, Maya Goodfellow


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Kate Andrews

IEA: Countering Crony Capitalism

Kate Andrews
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IEA show

IEA: Countering Crony Capitalism
Davos, the super-exclusive annual gathering of the world’s political and business elite displays all the features of a petri dish for the spread of “crony capitalism”. A tiny number of extraordinarily powerful individuals meet to discuss how the affairs of all seven billion human beings should be planned and co-ordinated. It represents an environment for the growth of regulation, intervention and enhanced barriers to entry for small businesses. All too often what we see in criticisms of capitalism are actually examples of rent-seeking and corporations trying to game the system, which amounts to crony capitalism. But has crony capitalism like that displayed in Davos become a catch-all term? The challenge for free markets, and for capitalism, is manifold: the message is tarnished, the frames are poor, and, fundamentally, the moral case for what they achieve is missing. On this week's podcast, the IEA's Digital Manager Darren Grimes is joined by the IEA’s Director General Mark Littlewood and the Director of the IEA’s FREER initiative Rebecca Lowe to discuss these challenges.
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Mark Littlewood, Darren Grimes, Rebecca Lowe


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Simon Rose

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Smurfit Kappa, Astrazeneca & Dunelm

Simon Rose
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The Week That Was and The Week Ahead

The Week That Was And The Week Ahead: Smurfit Kappa, Astrazeneca & Dunelm
Helal Miah of the Share Centre looks at recent numbers from packaging group Smurfit Kappa, drugs giant Astrazeneca and home furnishing group Dunelm, which has bucked the air of depression in the retail sector. He also looks ahead to reporting from the big banks and, in particular, HSBC, Lloyds and Barclays.
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Helal Miah


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