“A week is a long time in politics.”
The above quote that ‘a week is a long time in politics’ has now been amplified across us all. Who would have anticipated the sheer speed of the lock-down measures that have been introduced over the past week, but few would dispute the wisdom of so doing. It’s either this, the biggest pre-emptive action in peacetime, or losing over half a million people in the United Kingdom, seventy million worldwide.
In these circumstances, all our other great endeavours seem to have become somewhat eclipsed as all the stops are pulled out. But whether they be economic growth post Brexit, climate change or inter-generational rebalancing of wealth and opportunity, these challenges won’t go away – we just need to multi-task and work at them from home while we defeat the virus. And defeat it we will: first, as we start testing for those who have built up immunity and then, by reaching for the all-important vaccine.
Of course, the great anticipator is the stock-market which by a combination of forecasting and sentiment points to future prospects. So please READ ON .. as this week we consider the challenge for investors as they look for silver linings.
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Please listen here to UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak's first Budget Speech in full, as he tackles the challenges of the economic impact of coronavirus, post-Brexit stimulus and the need to 'level-up' across the United Kingdom.
We're still waiting, however, for signs of that major move towards a more egalitarian form of capitalism ..
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Welcome to Gavin Oldham's full presentation describing his vision for egalitarian capitalism.
The main set of proposals are as follows:
Egalitarian Capitalism is an alternative to socialism which, while fostering and encouraging enterprise for all, acts to involve and empower people right across society and especially the young.