Residential electricity prices in Canada and the United States are typically less a half those in Australia.
The charge for retailing electricity in Australia compares poorly other deregulated markets in Europe
A civil guard informs people of an ongoing raid as part of a corruption probe in Torrejon de Ardoz near Madrid, Spain.
Can Spain learn from a decade marked by high-profile political corruption scandals involving money embezzled from regional governments and mismanagement in urban planning and construction?
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Whether the ubiquity of fiction has devalued truth or enhanced morality has been in doubt for over 2,000 years.
The Fair Work Commission decided to cut penalty rates for hospitality and other workers.
The insistence by the Fair Work Commission that the government make a submission on penalty rates was not about their position, but a call on the government to take some of the responsibility itself.
Kosovo fans cheer as their team takes on Finland at a September 2016 football match.
In Kosovo's long struggle to gain international recognition of its statehood, football has helped the country achieve major goals.
With widening income differences and growing social divisions, citizens are less willing to support each other and taxpayers less willing to pay taxes.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
The upsetters have achieved their founding ambition, now they need to work out what to do next.
Companies in the developing world, like Adani Group headed by Gautam Adani, have achieved enormous success through strong ties with governments.
Even though the setup of the Indian Adani Group draws scrutiny in developed countries like Australia, it's common and makes sense in the context of emerging markets like India.
There are mixed results in research when it comes to the effect of shaming people into good behaviour.
Studies have shown that shame can motivate people to be both helpful but also vengeful, so the verdict is still out on whether it curbs bad behaviour.
Weighing up your votes.
The 2016 election made clear that the Electoral College does not weigh votes from all states equally. A new analysis suggests the power of your vote is closely linked to voter turnout in your state.
Can you trust the news you get on social media?
How do you know your search results or social media feeds aren't being manipulated for political purposes? It's not a crime to do so. But we believe it should be.
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It was popular music that enabled Chávez to link his political movement with grassroots activism.
Urban and social art at the first edition of ‘Neighbours’ festival in Katowice, in 2014.
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As Poland faces more and more social divisions, citizen movements develop through informal activities to reinforce a sense of community and belonging.
Thousands gather to protest against the Romanian government in the streets of Bucharest, February 6th.
Romania's ongoing protests against a bold move by the government to decriminalise corruption has highlighted greater social and political issues.
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Given Pullman’s trenchant critique of despotism, his new trilogy will certainly be read allegorically.
IMF leaders should practise what they preach when it comes to inequality.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
Making a point at a Washington, D.C. protest in January.
Scientists are concerned that politics will trump evidence in the new administration. A researcher of political psychology explains why these worries matter far beyond questions of science.
Lyndon Johnson, who was friends with evangelist Billy Graham, wasn’t targeting religious groups when he pushed his eponymous amendment in 1954.
President Trump recently repeated his pledge to eliminate the 63-year-old law, which bans charities from engaging in political activities, at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Gains, but there may be pains.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…