Reward work, not wealth: How can we solve the inequality crisis?

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In this podcast, we speak to the authors and advisers of a new Oxfam report Reward work, not wealth, and discuss the links between inequality and poverty, as well as the solutions that governments and the private sector should adopt.

Last year saw the biggest increase in billionaires in history, one more every two days. This huge increase could have ended global extreme poverty seven times over. 82% of all wealth created in the last year went to the top 1%, and nothing went to the bottom 50%.


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Speakers

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Nick Bryer

Nick Bryer

Global Inequality Moment Lead at Oxfam

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Diego Vazquez

Diego Vazquez

Diego Vazquez is Research Manager at Oxfam Mexico. His interests are economic development and growth. Before joining Oxfam, he worked in the British Embassy at Mexico City as Chief Economist. He also has worked in the Mexican public sector in the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Policy, in the Ministry of Environment and in the Ministry of Economy. Diego holds a MSc. in Economics from El Colegio de Mexico and a BA in Political Science.

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Iñigo Macías-Aymar

Iñigo Macías-Aymar

Iñigo Macías-Aymar works as Research Coordinator for Oxfam Intermón (Spain) and he is the co-author of this year’s Oxfam Report: Reward work and not wealth”. Trained as an economist and specialized on international development and cooperation issues at the London School of Economics (LSE), he has been developing his professional experience in different research centres, civil society organisations and the private sector. He holds associate positions at IBEI (Institut Barcelona Estudis Internacionals) and UAB (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona) universities. His research interests are in the field of economic inequality and aid architecture and effectiveness.

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Francesca Rhodes

Francesca Rhodes

Francesca is Gender Policy Adviser for Oxfam GB's in campaigns, policy and influencing team. In particular, she leads on gender policy within the Even It Up campaign, focused on tackling extreme economic inequality. This includes leading on research and advocacy on unpaid care work, women, work and wages and gender and public services.

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Erinch Sahan

Erinch Sahan

Erinch is the Chief Executive of the World Fairtrade Organisation. Erinch formally lead on Oxfam's Future of Business Initiative. His work span both Oxfam’s enterprise development work and campaigns. Most recently, Erinch led Oxfam’s private sector team, working on collaborative partnerships and campaigns to bring about solutions to the most challenging social issues linked to global business.