What's the connection between a 16th century Polish astronomer and a 19th century British naturalist? Nicolaus Copernicus and Charles Darwin may have lived three centuries apart but their thinking changed scientific perspectives. Thanks to Copernicus, we know the sun and not the earth is at the centre of the Universe, whilst Darwin's theory of evolution challenged the orthodox view that the species were created the same time as earth and in their current form. So what about the science of economics? Is it also due for a major re-think? Yes, according to George Cooper, an author and Chief Investment Officer of Equitile Investments. In his new book 'Fixing Economics', he argues that modern economics needs to embrace a new way of looking at and understanding the world if financial crises are to be prevented in the future.
George Cooper joined Juliette Foster in the studio to discuss his book and ideas.
This week financial journalists Lindsay Cook and Anne Caborn take on retirement and pensions. Why has HMRC earned the Sucker Punch award this week? Plus how to maintain a professional relationship with domestic workers.
Nick Peters is joined by Hannah Maundrell, editor in chief at Money.co.uk. Today they discuss the strength of Britain's bars and restaurants as consumer spending rises as well as the growing issue of debt amongst young people. Plus we find out why Croydon has been dubbed the "Silicon Valley of south London". All these stories and more on The News Review.
Jobseekers are over £1,000 worse off in real-terms as rising inflation hits earnings, according to a new report from jobs website Adzuna. Advertised salaries fell to £32,688 in July, down 2.4% annually from £33,505 a year ago. Becky Harkins, spokesperson for Adzuna, joined Share Radio to offer an insight.
What would it take to retrain people to use computers and the internet more effectively? The UK is currently in the grip of an IT skills crisis with an estimated 12.6 million lacking even the most basic digital skills. Byron Nicolaides, President of the Council of European Professionals Informatics Societies (CEPIS), discussed.
This week we're talking 'Exclusives' what do they mean to the industry, distributors, artists and fans. I'll be speaking with the CEO of the Entertainment Retail Association Kim Bayley who has backed Universal's supposed ban on exclusives.
We'll be getting some more perspective of how the exclusives debate has intensified with Share Radios Frey Linsday and the Digital accounts manager at Proper Music Distribution Andy Belmont discussing how Frank Ocean has played into the Exclusive Model plus Later on in the show I'll also be talking to Gareth Murphy author of 'Cowboys and Indies: The Epic History of the Record Industry'.
And of course throughout the show there's the sound cloud artist of the week. This week Noname, an American hip hop recording artist and poet based in Chicago, Illinois.
Kim Bayley, Andy Belmot, Frey Lindsay, Gareth Murphy
The CMI says the gender pay gap is still at 23%, with the gap becoming worse as women progress through their careers. Nick discusses whether the headline figure of 23% disguises a very complicated picture. And what can and should smaller businesses be doing to generate a more even playing field between the sexes, both in terms of pay and promotion? Plus, what about Theresa May's small business commissioner, and what will happen to UK employment rights following Brexit?
Petra Wilton, Alan Price, Beverley Sunderland, Dafydd Llewellyen
Nick talks to Gareth Davies, head of digital and insight at PR firm Waggener Edstrom, about the campaigns of the various sponsors who had spent billions for the rights to be associated with the Rio Olympics to see who had won gold, silver, bronze or were just also rans. He also talks to Colin Williamson, media consultant, about the demise of Gawker, arguably the rudest, most fearless news site on the Internet, and why the rest of the media should pay attention to its story.
From priests to rabbis and imams, there are plenty of job roles within various religions, but you don't have to become a member of the clergy to share your beliefs. There are other ways to bring your worship into the workplace and one entrepreneur, Nick Law, has set up a biblically-inspired brewery in Sheffield called Emmanuales.
A joint investigation by the Guardian and the group 38 Degrees has revealed that NHS England bosses are discreetly planning for radical changes in hospitals, including funding cut-backs and closures. The proposals have been designed to cover the increasing funding deficits and swellling demand in the health service. The plans have attracted both positive and negative reactions from the political and professional community. Colin was joined by Eric Watts, chair of Doctors for the NHS, a organisation which pushes for restoration of the NHS as a fully public service.