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..
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!
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.
Admitting to being a writer is no easy thing; people look at you in a funny way, as if they are thinking, “Oh really? How come you haven’t got a proper job?” This is my proper job, I write. I have been ghostwriting blogs for the last couple of years and I’ve just finished writing my first book: Me & Gus on the Roof of the World (you can get in on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com or your local Amazon site by typing in Danny Breslin). It is the true story of a journey I took from Nepal to China across the Himalayan mountain range and how it all went totally wrong. It tells of my severe altitude sickness, paranoia, organ harvesting Tibetan gangsters, evil mind control experiments and facing a Chinese firing squad. But apart from that it was great!
This blog is the story of the journey from start to finish of the writing process. I hope that what I write here might inspire other new writers and first time novellists and maybe, just maybe, save me from having to get a proper job.