The British pensions system is expensive and complicated. We should get rid of the current system, and use an expanded Isa system instead, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
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Precision agriculture – a mixture of big data and robotics – will squeeze ever-greater yields from every acre of crop, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
People who use credit cards spend a lot more than people who use cash – one more reason for our consumption-obsessed overlords to ban it, says Merryn Somerset Webb.
Economies run better if they don’t have centrally set interest rates. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author Matt Ridley.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author Matt Ridley about how nobody is in control of the world economy – and that’s exactly how it should be.
Western markets are jammed with expensive stocks, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Maybe it‘s time to retreat to cash.
The aid industry has infantilised the whole African continent. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to author Alex Perry.
Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Alex Perry about the opportunities in Africa’s vibrant, innovative economy – and the corrupting influence of the global aid industry.
A company’s shareholders own shares they’ve bought in the same way they would own an umbrella they bought. But owning the company is a completely different matter.
Companies are all too often run for the benefit of the board at the expense of investors, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That needs to change.