Danny Breslin

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Britain’s five richest families worth more than poorest 20%

Britain’s five richest families worth more than poorest 20%

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March 17, 2014 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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  1. That is shocking.. but I don’t know if I can say I am surprised :(
    I was watching Rich, Famous and Hungry the other evening.. that too was shocking :(

    Comment by originalapplejunkie | March 17, 2014 | Reply

    • I didn’t see that Apples, what was it about?

      Comment by Danny Breslin | March 17, 2014 | Reply

      • It was a programme where a group of famous volunteers basically went to see how poorer people live to raise awareness into the amount of food poverty in Britain. It is something that Sports Relief organised to make people realise that it is a serious issue. They had to live on what their host families lived on – I think the most one got was £3.15/day and this is in the UK in 2014! It was shocking and so very sad..
        I’ve included a link to the first episode: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b03ybkz4/Famous_Rich_and_Hungry_Episode_1/
        There are only 2 episodes so far – I don’t know if there will be any more.
        If you get a chance to watch it let me know what your thoughts are..

        Comment by originalapplejunkie | March 17, 2014

      • And David Cameron says we’re all in it together! Makes my teeth grind. I’ll have a look at that, thanks mate.

        Comment by Danny Breslin | March 17, 2014

  2. The disparity is worse here in the US.

    Comment by renxkyoko | March 17, 2014 | Reply

    • Absolutely. You even have shows on TV celebrating the obscene disparity – Real Housewives of…etc

      Comment by Danny Breslin | March 17, 2014 | Reply

  3. Can’t say I’m surprised. It is the way world societies have organized – the rich get richer, the poor stay poor. Economics searches for a solution (some win Nobels for it)!

    Comment by mj | March 17, 2014 | Reply

    • I have to admit that I post confidence in the significance of the Nobels when they awarded the peace prize to warmongers like Kissinger and Obama.

      Comment by Danny Breslin | March 17, 2014 | Reply

      • Indeed, yes! I do too!

        I was referring to Amartya Sen’s Economics Nobel and the fact that he has spent his whole life working with the economics of inequality and distribution of wealth in society.

        Economists, of all countries, are united in their bafflement with the forces of market economics; they believe we need newer economics models to explain the skewed way money flows, and other related stuff.

        While they work out all of this, yet another billionaire, from some corner of the world, comes out of the closet!

        It is an unequal world, unequal and sad.

        Comment by mj | March 17, 2014

      • Economists can argue all they want for a fairer system and redistribution of wealth but no one of influence will listen. Politicians are not there to promote the will of the people, they are there to do the bidding of the corporations who reward them well.

        Comment by Danny Breslin | March 17, 2014

  4. Not remotely surprised, only surprised the disparity isn’t greater.

    Comment by Alison and Don | March 17, 2014 | Reply


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