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The MoneyWeek Podcast

In her third podcast from the Edinburgh Festival , Merryn talks to John Stepek; Anne Richards, CEO of Fidelity International; and economist and journalist Francis Cairncross. Topics include: why we need to accept that experts will often be wrong; how student debt kills British entrepreneurialism; why Adam Smith would have loathed today’s crony capitalism; and has too much regulation broken banking?

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As cash falls out of favour, small businesses need to be able to accept digital payments. Updating your payment systems is key. David Prosser picks the best of the card readers.

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Taxation is as old as civilisation itself. But how much is too much? Dominic Frisby looks at how taxation, war and society have evolved together over the centuries.

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With a ceasefire in the US-China trade war and Brexit negotiations entering “the tunnel”, John Stepek asks if we’re any closer to real deals in either, and explains how it all affects your investments.

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One example of the madness of our inheritance tax rules

Our system of inheritance tax is needlessly complicated, says Merryn Somerset Webb. Here, she outlines one way in which the well-off could save over £300,000 on inheritance tax, just by following the rules to the letter.

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Once highly prized banking jobs on Wall Street or in the City have lost their allure, says Matthew Lynn.

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