The Policy Shop: Why are we so angry?

Protest bannerLife expectancy has risen by more in the last 50 years than in the previous 1,000 years. When the Berlin Wall fell, two-fifths of humanity lived in extreme poverty. Now it’s one-eighth. Global illiteracy has dropped from one-half of the population to one-sixth during the same time. For the first time in history poverty is declining. So why are we so angry?

In this episode of The Policy Shop, philosopher, author and activist Professor Peter Singer (BA(Hons) 1968, MA 1969) joins Vice-Chancellor Professor Glyn Davis to discuss why – at a time when the world has never had it so good – we feel increasingly divided.