Last night saw a really lively panel on inequality at London’s Frontline journalists’ club, chaired by Paddy Coulter from OPHI and with contributions from Charles Sennot and Michael Moran of GlobalPost, Chris Johnes of Oxfam, Faiza Shaheen of the New Economics Foundation and me.
Frontline blogged it, so I won’t repeat their summary. Two things stood out for me: the sense that inequality has really become an issue that the media wants to cover (we saw some evidence of this with the surprisingly well-covered launch of Born Equal), and the extent to which inequality is now uniting people from quite different country contexts (which, incidentally, GlobalPost really deserve praise for seeking to communicate) and from quite different political backgrounds. (The US angle reminded me of the interesting analysis being done at Oxfam America too… and of course the extreme wealth argument being made by Oxfam UK.)
The video should be embedded below (if technology complies – I have to load the page twice in Chrome to get it to appear, not sure why). Just in case you’ve got 5 minutes rather than 90, you’ll find my minorly tub-thumping outline of Born Equal after about 48 minutes and 30 seconds.