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.
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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.
Income inequality across a whole lifetime is much lower than a lot of people think, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Most people expect they’ll be in the top tax bracket for a while at least.
The few women who make it in the boorish world of hedge funds are extremely smart, hard working and ambitious, says Merryn Somerset Webb. That gives them an advantage over the average hedge fund manager, who is merely mediocre.
Migration isn’t the threat to Europe most people think it is – it’s a huge opportunity. Merryn Somerset Webb talks to Paul Hodges.
The more people worry about the death of cash, the more likely they are to replace cash with something else. Merryn Somerset Webb looks at some of the more successful alternative currencies.