From Crisis to Change: Oxfam’s Report on Wealth Disparities and the Road to Equality

Unequal Worlds #16

Join host Wesley Maraire in a captivating episode of “Unequal Worlds” as he engages in a thought-provoking conversation with Max Lawson from Oxfam. In this podcast, they explore Oxfam’s report on global inequality, wealth disparities, and the urgent need for systemic change.


The episode begins by delving into the key findings of the report, highlighting the alarming escalation of wealth concentration among billionaires, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. They shed light on the disproportionate distribution of wealth, with the richest 1% accumulating an overwhelming share while poverty rates increase globally.


Max Lawson presents a compelling case against billionaires, questioning their legitimacy and advocating for their abolition due to the harm their concentration of power and resources inflicts on society and the planet. The discussion covers the responses of billionaires, examples of extreme inequality, and the absence of the term “capitalism” in the report.



They also address the impact of COVID-19 on wealth disparities, emphasising the disastrous consequences for developing countries and the unequal access to vaccines. The episode concludes with the understanding that while COVID-19 exacerbated wealth disparities, the core issue lies in the concentration of power and resources in the hands of a few, necessitating systemic change to address global inequality.


Tune in to this compelling episode of “Unequal Worlds” as Wesley Maraire and Max Lawson challenge wealth concentration, advocate for progressive taxation, and explore the path towards a fairer and more equitable world.