The state plays a strategic role, but they are also driven by financial markets – not central plans.
A philosopher's take on the ethics of products that allow parents to lighten the skin colour of their unborn baby.
An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center in Texas.
One in 4 US women receives an abortion sometime in her life. Who are the women who choose to end their pregnancies?
Domino’s CEO is one of the highest-paid executives in Australia.
Inequality is being driven by a focus on maximising shareholder value to the exclusion of other stakeholders.
India has become the world leader in selfie-related accidental deaths.
As authorities crack down on selfies and social media, the underlying causes of conflict and potential to use social media to bring about positive social change are overlooked.
Business owners may feel the benefits of automation outweigh the risks.
There seems to be very limited high-level discourse about how South Africa plans to navigate this wave of technological advancement.
Children in the north of England are more likely to finish school with poorer grades and are less likely to go on to further education.
Hate crimes increased in many major cities in 2016 and 2017.
In 38 US cities, hate crimes rose 12 percent in 2017. There were 1,038 hate crimes in the nation’s 10 largest cities – the most in more than a decade.
A Heathrow expansion is going to benefit the rich and hurt the poor.
The problem of having jobs on one side of the latte line and housing growth on the other is driving the Greater Sydney Commission’s plans for the city.
In Sydney, a 'latte line', that runs from the airport to Parramatta and up to the northwest, divides white-collar jobs from blue-collar jobs. This perpetuates inequality.
Pain of the sick: ‘Anatomy of Expression,’ by Sir Charles Bell, 1806.
In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa identifies land reform as critical factor of addressing the country’s economic challenges.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
A poverty index is revealing new insights about deprivation in South Africa.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
Patience might be running out for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
CCTV cameras are becoming a “normal” feature of public life, tracking peoples’ movements as a matter of course.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
Hurricane Irma passes Cuba and approaches southern Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, with Hurricane Jose at lower right.
The 2018 hurricane season starts on June 1, with some communities still recovering from 2017 storms. Scholars offer insights about where the risks lie and who is most vulnerable during and after hurricanes.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s “Share the Pie” campaign posters are appearing at Canberra bus stops.
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Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality
Executive Director of Brotherhood of St Laurence Conny Lenneberg spoke to The Conversation about the inequality created by the low level of Newstart, which hasn't been boosted for many years.
Small farmers struggle to acquire expensive agricultural equipment.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Competition between neighbours, rather than between strangers living far apart, amplifies inequality. This can lead to homicide and civil war.
Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
A Georgia penitentiary in 1911.
Library of Congress
Digitized state records help to tell the stories of African-American prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.