In announcing free higher education, South African President Jacob Zuma, lobbed a populist hot potato at the ANC elective conference but it's ordinary people whose fingers will be burnt.
The people most affected must be involved in designing the solutions.
A look behind the statistics that link government spending cuts with increases in death.
Life expectancy has been steadily improving in the UK for 110 years. Until now.
There was token investment in driverless cars, but this was a pitiful budget by a rudderless government.
The morality of tax avoidance becomes problematic when it is aggressively pursued through creative schemes.
The government has ignored this group for years, now it asks why they vote for the opposition.
Hurricane Maria has left 3.4 million Puerto Ricans facing shortages of food, health care and transit, an American humanitarian crisis fueled by the US territory's May 2017 bankruptcy.
Historically, there have been numerous cultural manifestations of austerity that shed light on its enduring appeal.
The strategy's focus on rotten apples seems destined to fail.
The 2007-08 financial crisis affected the world's advanced economies in profound ways and the ripple effects continue to today.
It is only when disaster strikes that a community and its problems are truly rendered visible.
When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
People with learning disabilities need to have a say in the government policy that rules their lives.
A year after Congress passed its plan to fix Puerto Rico's US$123 billion debt and pension crisis, little has changed for the lives of Puerto Ricans.
It is possible to boost life expectancy once it has stalled. One route could be to tackle a few specific ageing processes.
From hospital waiting lists to suicide rates, here's how cuts affected health in Ireland and Greece.
A deep dive into public sector earnings data since 2005 and how it compares to private sector pay.
Perhaps there might at least now be a pause on further deregulation when it comes to buildings in the UK
Born seemingly spontaneously out of a desire to create and manage shared spaces, Madrid's "citizen laboratories" are using new tools to build a new vision of how cities should be planned and run.