This year we’ve seen a substantial amount of commentary on huge world-shaping events. From the storming of the Capitol in January, to the emergence of the Omicron variant in December, there’s been plenty of news to digest this year.

At iNHouse, as we reflect on a year with so many ups and downs, we wanted to handpick some of our standout articles of 2021. There’s been some terrific journalism this year, keeping us informed on the latest developments and asking the right questions on behalf of the public, all the more important given the continuing health threats to this country. Here’s some of our highlights from 2021 – we hope you enjoy!

Rhys Jones, Senior Account Manager

McKay Coppins – A Secretive Hedge Fund Is Gutting Newsrooms – Inside Alden Global Capital, The Atlantic, October 2021

“My article of the year is from the other side of the Atlantic. This investigation into a secretive hedge fund which has its tentacles into, and is gutting, local and regional news across the USA, is a profoundly troubling tale.

Robust and fearless local reporting has been a crucial part of a healthy democracy, but while the downward spiral of local reporting has many and varied causes, this article exposes a far more sinister entity that is depriving millions of Americans of the sort of public journalism that really matters. A cautionary tale for all nations.”

Tara Joe, Senior Account Executive

Tony Blair – ‘How to vaccinate the whole world’, Financial Times, August 2021

“I really enjoyed this piece for two reasons: the fact he was talking about such an important issue which I absolutely agree with); and the looming excitement (or threat, depending on who you ask) which circled the article about his possible return to politics.

I think it’s a good, well written article which explains clearly why it is in Britain’s invested interest to vaccinate other countries.”

Jessica Webb, Senior Account Manager

Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and Dr Catherine Green – ‘There’s always going to be another pandemic’, GQ, September 2021

“I love this profile of Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert and Catherine Green as it allows you a moment to reflect on the enormous feat they pulled off in developing the vaccine in such a short time and highlights how far we have come since the vaccine roll out started last December.

The fact that scientists are being profiled in GQ demonstrates how these remarkable women have transcended into popular culture and revolutionised our lives.

Hopefully these incredible women will inspire many more young girls and women to become scientists and change the world – the kind of hope I want to take into 2022!”

Katie Perrior, Chair

Tom McTague – “The Minister of Chaos”, The Atlantic, July 2021

“To start with, I love everything that Tom writes, even if I disagree with it. His style and ability is right up there with the best. Here he tries to get under the skin of Boris Johnson, who despite his popularity and charisma is a complex individual to understand.

The reader is the judge of whether or not Tom succeeds in his task, but either way we find out some interesting nuggets of info on the journey.”

George Mason, Account Manager

Anoosh Chakelian –Capitalism’s over”: The man who made millions by betting the economy would never recover’, New Statesman, November 2021

“Anoosh Chakelian’s interview with Gary Stevenson in the New Statesman is one of the most memorable of the year for me.

A former trader, “Gary the geezer” made his money by betting against the economy, and credits his working class background as giving him an advantage over colleagues and rivals. He was soon incredibly successful and in 2011 became Citibank’s most profitable trader. But surprisingly, Gary left trading soon after. Readers will know his seemingly easy decision to leave the lucrative industry is both astonishing and eye-opening.

Gary is now part of Patriotic Millionaires, the global movement of wealthy people campaigning to pay more tax, which Abigail Disney (granddaughter of the Walt Disney founder), is part of. This piece asks many questions of the reader, but above all is a refreshingly honest insight into modern wealth.”