Fear of Finance

Professor Atul Shah draws on his background as a Jain to argue that we need a healthier relationship with finance: people often feel afraid of money matters because they lack knowledge and are prey to unplanned debt. He calls for more teaching about finance in schools and in the home, plus a more balanced attitude to consumption. “When money was invented, it was supposed to serve society – instead today it has become our master.”
Professor Atul Shah is Professor of Accounting and Finance at City University and the author of several books on finance and ethics, including
"Jainism and Ethical Finance" and "Reinventing Accounting and Finance Education – For a caring, inclusive and sustainable planet."

Presenter: Olly Mann
Producer: Sheila Cook

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