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The Education Game

Sooner or later everyone takes an interest in how children are educated. It’s a deep parental motivation to ensure your children have the best opportunities in life, and a good education plays a central role in that. But how do you judge what makes a good education?

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The Finance Curse

Can a country suffer from a Finance Curse? We are joined by Richard Werner and David Buik to discuss.

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Ad Men or Sad Old Men?

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We have a look how the modern ad industry is very different from the Mad Men era. Back then it was all about selling campaigns, billboards and TV airtime, today it’s a business that specialises in selling your personal data.

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“Active Workstations”: Another sleight of hand from your trusty HR department

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The Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), which is the accrediting body of the profession in the US, recently ran a piece on the benefits of “standing desks and other innovative workstations solutions”. A definite read for anyone who is wondering what goes on in the minds of our corporate overlords.

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The Finance Curse

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Are we better off today than back in the 1970s? The obvious answer would appear to be yes…but is having a lot more stuff now than back then, is that really what ‘better off’ means?

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On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs

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Ever had the feeling that your job might be made up? That the world would keep on turning if you weren’t doing that thing you do 9-5? Anthropology professor and best-selling author David Graeber explores the phenomenon of bullshit jobs – and everyone who’s employed should read carefully…

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The Housing Market vs. The Real Economy

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With rising rents, a housing shortage, record house prices, spiralling private debts, wage stagnation and rising inflation, are properties still a good place to put your money or is the UK’s obsession with home ownership going to end in economic tears?

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The Art of Not Working at Work

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At first, the ability to check email, read ESPN, or browse Zappos while on the job may feel like a luxury. But in time, many crave more meaningful—and more demanding—responsibilities.