Tony Blair’s Institute

Tony Blair, the former British Prime Minister, is keeping busy these days. Just last year, in 2016, he created the Tony Blair Institute. He meant this institute to be a global force for good.

This group is attempting to tackle the effects of globalization. Specifically, they want globalization to help the many, instead of a few. On their website, they show an aerial photo of dwellings, with a long street going from top to bottom.

On the left side of the street, we can see a wealthy neighborhood. The houses are large, even by Americans standards. A quick view of the photo has clues that the photo was taken in some other country, however. We’ll get to why I think that in a moment. Some of the houses have swimming pools. It’s difficult to predict from the photo, but it looks as if each house is around 3,000 square feet. That’s very large!

The neighborhood is beautiful. It’s very green, thanks to an ample amount of healthy-looking trees which stand beside each house. The streets look very clean, and there are cars parking along the street. On another side of the main street, we see a very different picture.

Small houses, which actually look like huts, are scattered everywhere. These look like they are about 800 square feet each. They are all dirty and there are no roads in this neighborhood. This is because these people probably do not have a vehicle. What Tony Blair wants to focus on is the drastic difference between the rich and poor in this country.

Tony Blair’s institute will attempt to fight for economic fairness. The organization is new but there is plenty of research on their website detailing this. As 2017 comes to a close, they may put new materials on their website. They may also lay out their plan for 2018.

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