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The Bigger Picture: Ireland's resurgent economy, an essential documentary on money & the campaign against cash

Simon Rose
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The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture: Ireland's resurgent economy, an essential documentary on money & the campaign against cash
Professor Tim Evans of Middlesex University looks at the resurgence of Ireland's economy, driven by tax cuts rather than tax rises. He discusses the documentary Ex Nihilo: The Truth About Money (https://tinyurl.com/2sntvvxd), explaining how many of the West's problems are due to excess money, interest rates and debt and the resulting distortions and bubbles. Too much in the film, he says, isn't understood properly by politicians or even many economists. And he concludes by looking at some of the sinister overtones behind the campaign against cash.
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Professor Tim Evans


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Simon Rose

The Business of Film: Gran Turismo, Haunted Mansion & Heart of Stone

Simon Rose
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The Business Of Film

The Business of Film: Gran Turismo, Haunted Mansion & Heart of Stone
James Cameron-Wilson reports on a UK box office still boosted by Barbie & Oppenheimer at #1 & #2, the former now the 11th most successful film here ever with £78.2m. True(ish) story Gran Turismo, partly based on a computer game, enters at #4. Directed by Neill Blomkamp, James found it hugely entertaining escapism with great race sequences. Disney's reboot of Haunted Mansion, the second based on its theme park ride, he found one of the worst films of the year. On Netflix, however, he found Tom Harper's Heart of Stone an implausible but enjoyable thriller.
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James Cameron-Wilson


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Simon Rose

Gadgets & Gizmos: eBike caravans, smart glasses, 3D vegan seafood and an electric wheelbarrow

Simon Rose
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Gadgets and Gizmos

Gadgets & Gizmos: eBike caravans, smart glasses, 3D vegan seafood and an electric wheelbarrow
Steve Caplin takes Simon Rose on a voyage through the latest tech. There's a hoist to lift your eBike onto your car roof, a cargo eBike and an eBike caravan. Smart glasses make a return as a fitness and navigation aid, there's a mouse that clips to your fingers, scientists have come up with 3D printed vegan seafood, China is limiting smartphone use for under-18s and you can buy an electric wheelbarrow wheel and a chair to cool you down. In New Zealand, a meal-bot has's been coming up with some hair-raising recipes, thanks to mischievous users.
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Steve Caplin


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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What's doing well this year on both sides of the Atlantic?

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: What's doing well this year on both sides of the Atlantic?
Russ Mould of A J Bell takes a look at what's been driving markets on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US, it's largely been growth stocks with some element of travel as well. In the UK, it's largely been companies like Rolls-Royce, and Marks and Spencer, companies that had seemed very much out of favour at the turn of the year. Many of the best performers are consumer-led stocks, despite cost-of-living pressures. He feels that, in the UK, there's an element of vlue investing with companies like M&S rapidly reducing its debt position. The big question now is, how long can it last?
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Russ Mould


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Gavin Oldham

Thought for the Week: The Consequences of Unbridled Self-Interest

Gavin Oldham
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Thought for the Week

Thought for the Week: The Consequences of Unbridled Self-Interest
Pixar's 2008 computer-animated movie 'Wall•E' paints a depressing picture of the Earth laid waste by a combination of consumerism, corporatocracy, proliferation of waste and human environmental impact. Just fifteen years later we see this spectre emerging in front of our eyes. But is science the answer, as put forward by Lord Rees in his book 'If Science is to Save Us'? We suggest that the problem is deep-rooted in our unbridled self-interest, and that only a genuine re-building of care for others, including our neighbours of tomorrow, can save us from these horrendous consequences. Background music: 'Dance of the Mammoths' by The Whole Other

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Georgie Frost

This Is Money: Mortgage mayhem has stalled but what happens next?

Georgie Frost
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This is Money

This Is Money: Mortgage mayhem has stalled but what happens next?
After months of mortgage mayhem some better news finally arrived this week with major lenders delivering a slew of hefty rate cuts. Halifax, Nationwide, and NatWest have all delivered big chops to their home loans, with analysts saying that we may be past the moment of peak panic in the mortgage market. That’s the silver lining to a very dark cloud though, as mortgage rates are far higher than they have been in recent years and almost all of those whose fixes come up for renewal will face paying much more. So if this is the end of Mortgage Mayhem Part 2 (the uncalled for sequel to Liz Truss and Kwasi Kwarteng’s original instalment), what happens next? Georgie Frost, Helen Crane and Simon Lambert survey the wreckage of the past few months and look at what could come next for mortgage rates and homeowners? With higher rates here for the foreseeable future, they also discuss what this means for people’s finances and how mortgage hikes are likely to eat most people’s pay rises and then some. Simon explains why after such a long period of stagnant real wages, this is a major problem. In cheerier news, Premium Bonds have had another big bump up in the prize rate, so are they now a no-brainer? (For those listening to the podcast and looking for it, here is the link to our Premium Bonds winning stats piece Simon mentions: https://www.thisismoney.co.uk/money/saving/article-12161769/Premium-Bonds-likely-win-1m.html). Plus, what is the tale of good customer service that Simon has returned from holiday with? And finally — how did Helen go viral with an old carrier bag?

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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: All About the Ads (10/8)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: All About the Ads (10/8)
Viewers may hate them, but ads are the future everywhere we go online. For investors that might be a good thing. Tim Beyers and Deidre Woollard discuss if Disney’s price increases will push subscribers to the ad tier, just how popular sports betting might be, and The Trade Desk’s role in the world outside of advertising’s walled gardens. Companies discussed: TTD, DIS, NFLX, PENN. Host - Deidre Woollard; Guest - Tim Beyers
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Tim Beyers


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Motley Fool Money

Motley Fool Money: Berkshire Is Back (7/8)

Motley Fool Money
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Motley Fool Show

Motley Fool Money: Berkshire Is Back (7/8)
Berkshire Hathaway bounced back from a recent loss with strong net income and billions in cash waiting for action. Jason Moser and Deidre Woollard discuss the value of solid insurance underwriting, why Berkshire sees a future in catering to truck drivers, and finding the secret sauce in consumer businesses. Companies discussed: BRK.A, BRK.B, KHC, CPB, SOVO, SRG, KO, KNSL. Host - Deidre Woollard; Guest - Jason Moser
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Jason Moser


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Adam Cox

The Hypnotist: Hunger — Weight Loss Hypnosis Mind Hack

Adam Cox
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The Hypnotist

The Hypnotist: Hunger — Weight Loss Hypnosis Mind Hack
Adam Cox does some self-hypnosis in this episode, explaining his own system of intermittent fasting. He explains what hunger means to him, and how he puts in practice that which he preaches.

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Simon Rose

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The problems of the media sector and 4Imprint

Simon Rose
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The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors

The Financial Outlook for Personal Investors: The problems of the media sector and 4Imprint
Neil Shah of Edison Group discusses the media sector. While consumers may welcome the end of the online cookie, in the UK only the movie and entertainment sectors are doing well, with most others struggling and hoping to see rising confidence among consumers. Neil, however, discusses one company that has and continues to do well. Based in the US but listed in London, 4Imprint does branded marketing for small businesses. An exceptional business, it's highly efficient, caring and has a tiny market share and, although highly rated, it's deserved.
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Neil Shah


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