Darryl Cunningham at Bradford Literature Festival 2019

Darryl Cunningham

Living On Another Planet: The Super Rich 1%

The disparity between the rich and poor has never been wider, and it continues to grow at a rapid pace. The hidden world of the super-rich, with its tax havens and loopholes, remains mysterious to outsiders, begging the question: is there a scenario in which the super-rich can exist without disrupting the economic and social cohesion of the wider world?

Journalists Oliver Bullough, Deborah Hargreaves, and Darryl Cunningham discuss the ramifications of an outrageously large income gap and the utopia of the rich. Join us as we journey beyond the velvet rope to consider the growing wealth of the super-rich and their destabilising effect on our economy.

Darryl is the cartoonist/writer of Psychiatric Tales (Blank Slate 2010), Science Tales (Myriad Editions 2013), Supercrash: How to Hijack the Global Economy (Myriad Editions 2014) and  Graphic Science (Myriad Editions 2017). All factual based books that explore subjects as diverse as mental health, science, economics and politics.

Darryl’s forthcoming title, Billionaires, examines the super-rich, featuring graphic biographies of media baron Rupert Murdoch, oil and gas tycoons Charles and David Koch, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos. Have these individuals enjoyed advantages, beyond their personal ability and attributes, that have aided their success?

Book tickets to the event now via the Bradford Literature Festival.