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Simon Rose

The Bigger Picture: Insupportable state pensions, BIS warnings on state debt and NHS dissatisfaction

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Insupportable state pensions, BIS warnings on state debt and NHS dissatisfaction
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University explains why the state pension age will have to rise, and rise quite soon, even though no vote-hungry politician is brave enough to admit it. Will any of them listen to the head of the Bank of International Settlements, who has warned governments to rein in borrowing to prevent a world debt crisis? And he looks at the collapse in public satisfaction with the NHS, not just in England but also in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Where, he asks, is the political will to admit that the 1948 NHS system is no longer fit for purpose and think afresh?
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Professor Tim Evans


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: Mexican Stand-off over Health

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: Mexican Stand-off over Health
Rachel Reeves points to a sea change in economic policy, 'As we did at the end of the 1970s, we stand at an inflection point': but there's no indication, apart from a tiny hint of criticism for an 'inflexible welfare state', of moving away from the socialist dogma which is ruining health services in the United Kingdom. Meanwhile the Conservatives' fear of losing electoral support among the elderly leaves them incapable of introducing mandatory health insurance for wealthy old folk which the NHS can draw down as it's used. It's a confrontation where no strategy exists that allows any party to achieve victory — the only way through is to look for a consensus. Background music: 'People Watching' by Sir Cubworth

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Will the Bank of England cut rates as soon as people think?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Will the Bank of England cut rates as soon as people think?
The Bank of England held interest rates again this week as inflation dropped once more. So, are we out of the woods yet? Will inflation keep coming back down towards target and the Bank of England soon seamlessly switch back to cutting rates? Or will central bankers be keen to hold onto higher rates, even if we get hit by a bout of disinflation? Georgie Frost, Lee Boyce and Simon Lambert look at what next for inflation and interest rates and what it means for your money. Also, should the Waspi women who saw their state pension age rise rapidly be compensated for the poor communication and how much of a victory was this week’s Parliamentary Ombudsman Waspi report a victory for them? As that happened, more news emerged on underpaid state pensions – as exposed by our Tanya Jefferies and pension columnist Sir Steve Webb, and the team update us on that. Plus, what’s going on with the chaos at HMRC and who is to blame for the failure to keep up with our increasingly tricky tax system. And finally, meet the Scambaiters – we find out what they do and why.

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Does F1 Need Netflix? (23/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Does F1 Need Netflix? (23/3)
The Netflix show “Drive to Survive” completely changed the sport of motor racing. But Formula One’s story begins long before the streamer stepped in. Joshua Robinson and Jonathan Clegg are sports reporters at the Wall Street Journal and co-authors of the new book, 'The Formula: How Rogues, Geniuses, and Speed Freaks Re-engineered F1 into the World’s Fastest Growing Sport'. Ricky Mulvey caught up with them both to discuss how a used car dealer became a global entertainment magnate, why the underdog never seems to win in racing, and the inseparability of Ferrari and F1. Host - Ricky Mulvey; Guests - Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson
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Jonathan Clegg, Joshua Robinson


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Nvidia Sells Chips Like Pancakes (19/3)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Nvidia Sells Chips Like Pancakes (19/3)
The chip designer unveiled a bigger and faster graphics processing unit, but the market isn’t cheering the announcement. Asit Sharma and Ricky Mulvey discuss the advancements in Nvidia’s new Blackwell GPU, if any competitors are closing in on the tech giant, and Nvidia’s plays in humanoid robots, self-driving cars, and weather forecasting. Plus, 16 minutes in, Alison Southwick and Robert Brokamp answer listener questions about lending out shares, activist investors, and Social Security. Companies discussed: NVDA, INTC, AMD, GOOG, GOOG, AMZN. Host - Ricky Mulvey; Guests - Asit Sharma, Robert Brokamp, Alison Southwick
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Asit Sharma, Robert Brokamp, Alison Southwick


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Christian McGinty on Neurodiversity Celebration Week

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Christian McGinty on Neurodiversity Celebration Week
It's Neurodiversity Celebration Week! Adam Cox is joined by Christian McGinty from Beyond Clinics. Christian tells Adam all about the work they do when it comes to helping those who are neurodivergent, or those seeking a diagnosis. Furthermore, Christian also discusses his own ADHD diagnosis that he got two years ago and how it has impacted his life. https://www.beyondclinics.co.uk/
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Christian McGinty


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Adam Cox

Modern Mindset: Giedrius Kvederas & Monika Palione on Private Treatment Abroad

Adam Cox
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Modern Mindset

Modern Mindset: Giedrius Kvederas & Monika Palione on Private Treatment Abroad
Adam is Cox is joined by Giedrius Kvederas & Monika Palione from the Kardiolita Hospital in Lithuania. Giedrius & Monika talk about why so many Brits are going abroad to get private treatment. Additionally, they tell Adam about the importance of doing your research beforehand, as well as a little bit more about Kardiolita Hospital and how they operate. https://www.kardiolita.com/
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Giedrius Kvederas, Monika Palione


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Lost in the Wilderness

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Lost in the Wilderness
Well-meaning people with lots of empathy towards others can sometimes feel challenged by a loss of confidence and self-worth. Adam Cox helps to re-build that sense of purpose and fulfillment in order to re-establish direction and certainty.

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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Anatomy of a Fall, Damsel & Ricky Stanicky

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Anatomy of a Fall, Damsel & Ricky Stanicky
James Cameron-Wilson analyses the latest box office chart, -28%, still dominated by Dune 2. With no new films to see, James turns to the home video release of the French drama Anatomy of a Fall. nominated for 5 Oscars and winning for its screenplay. It was more rewarding on a second viewing, being multi-layered, perceptive and peopled with three-dimensional characters. He feels that what he thought was a good film could be a great one. He was impressed, as before, by the 20-year-old Millie Bobby Brown who is the heroine of Netflix's dark fantasy Damsel, which he found intense and violent. He found Peter Farrelly's gross-out Amazon Prime comedy Ricky Stanicky, with Zac Efron, highly offensive and unfunny.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot space binmen & baggage handlers, flying taxis & maglev trains

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: Robot space binmen & baggage handlers, flying taxis & maglev trains
Steve Caplin heralds the development of robot rubbish collectors in space and driverless baggage handlers at Gatwick. After two weeks of being plugged into AI, a humanoid robot can speak, reason and manipulate objects: the entrepreneur behind it wants a billion of them to be made. Electric flying taxis could be in the UK by 2026. There's a remarkable tech auction in progress. GameScent adds smells to computer games. Maglev trains may be able to use existing rail tracks. And a robot can paint offshore wind turbines underwater.
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Steve Caplin


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