An empty wheelchair – or is there a person there we do not see?
For many of the nation's poor, food and shelter are more important than health care. Questions of insurance coverage loom broadly, but another question lingers: how to treat the poor we do not see.
Protests by farm workers in the Western Cape added to pressure for a minimum wage.
As South Africa prepares to introduce a national minimum wage, a new study shows that it will have a varied impact. Some parts of the economy are likely to be negatively affected.
Having children can drastically change women’s economic and financial status.
The economic costs of having children are more often shouldered by women, so mothers tend to accumulate less capital over time.
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today’s youngest and most ambitious donors.
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In 'The Givers,' author David Callahan warns that today's mega-rich philanthropists wield too much political clout. He may be exaggerating their power and lowballing the public's own strength.
Johannesburg’s night sky with its most densely-populated suburb of Hillbrow in the foreground.
Accra and Johannesburg have some way to go before making it onto anyone's top 20. Both cities have a desperate gap between rich and poor but inequality is not a uniquely African problem.
We get angry about pay disparities, but the complex nature of executive salaries makes it hard to know where to start.
The soaring cost of housing has helped make capital ownership more profitable than work.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy administers the judicial oath to Justice Neil Gorsuch.
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Trump's promise to appoint conservatives to the Supreme Court could mean the fate of the death penalty rests in the court of public opinion.
Redressing the balance can start from the bottom up.
Wealth inequality is no 21st-century phenomenon. But it was decisively shaped by public policy during the last 100 years as economies emerged from war and redesigned the structures for life.
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Former government minister vying to be the first elected mayor of Manchester speaks to Philip Brown.
The Flint water crisis was one of the few cases of environment-related social injustices that reached national attention in recent years.
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Addressing social and health inequalities from pollution is no longer a priority at the EPA. What did the Office of Environmental Justice do and what will happen if it's shut down?
The New Urban Agenda aims to shape sustainable and liveable cities, neighbourhoods and homes.
Planning for the future of our cities can no longer ignore growing social, economic and environmental issues that are all exacerbated by wealth and income inequalities.
The Australian Tax Office has released data from 2014-2015.
Data for 2014-15 from the Australian Taxation Office shows inequality is growing in a number of areas.
In most relationships, one partner wields more power than the other.
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Every romantic relationship has a power dynamic. While men are just as likely as women to say they wield less power, the costs of feeling subordinate were far from equal.
Businessmen pass by Occupy Wall Street protesters at New York’s Zuccotti Park in 2011.
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The wealthy evade taxes and are less likely to donate to charity, but does this mean they're more selfish than everyone else? New research suggests not.
What do post-conflict job opportunities look like for the FARC’s foot soldiers?
Colombia's FARC guerrillas are in the midst of a profound transformation. Do all members share the same vision for – and opportunities within – the group's political future?
New research shows that spatial segregation between the rich and poor in our six largest cities has been increasing over time.
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Not only has income inequality in Australia grown over the past two decades, rich and poor are also more segregated in terms of where they live in the big cities.
Economic inequality has psychological effects.
It is well known that economic inequality is rising. In most industrialised nations the distribution of wealth and income is becoming increasingly concentrated. In the United States, the top 10% of earners…
South Africa’s economy was built on strong mining activity which has declined in recent years.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.