Deprivation makes it worse.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Those living through the first Renaissance recognised that their age offered blinding possibilities, but that any gains would have to be achieved amid relentless shocks. The same is true today.
The first Renaissance struggled with the same doubts and uncertainties and blinding possibilities that we face today. Any gains we make will have to be achieved amid relentless shocks.
The Sirius building in 2014: only 12 or so residents are now left and they will soon be moved on.
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Sydney's Sirius building - a brutalist classic, providing public housing with waterfront views - will soon be gone. Its loss speaks volumes about our contemporary values and architecture's shift away from utopianism.
Who is being left out?
Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
Blacks faced violent attacks led by white Confederates after the Civil War ended.
The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
Older Australians choosing to downsize or access their home equity face tax penalties.
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The current system is causing inefficiencies in housing markets, but governments seem unwilling to act.
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians.
Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.
Though absolute poverty has decreased significantly in the last 15 years, relative poverty has remained stable in Australia.
How has the wealth of Australian households changed over the last 15 years?
Brexit campaigners connected with voters who felt left behind – and won.
Labor argues that market concentration reduces competition but that’s not always the case.
Labor's proposed competition policies are based on incorrect assumptions about market power and fail to address inequality.
Under policies broadly pursued in the West, the winners from globalisation have been mainly the rich.
Following the Brexit referendum on Friday, the UK will be the first country to exit the EU bloc, potentially unleashing a cascade of further division.
Young people understand the value of education but find fees prohibitively high in a context of widespread unemployment and low incomes.
The huge problem of youth unemployment in South Africa appears to be getting worse. New research will hopefully amplify their voices and inform more realistic interventions to combat the monster.
It's easy to get excited about smart city technology – but we need to think through the human consequences.
Youth in France protest changes against changes to unemployment benefits.
The ladder of social mobility isn't what it used to be. An expert at Cornell explains how global demographic trends are widening the economic gap among young people.
An unacceptably high proportion of children in South Africa live in poor conditions.
Inequalities in the nutritional status of poor and rich have been mitigated through various social protection policies, but children in South Africa remain at risk of malnutrition.
First minister Nicola Sturgeon and deputy John Swinney.
Scotland remains sick man of Europe despite devolution. Here's what is going wrong.
Retaining the universal 24-hour a week childcare subsidy is one of the measures that would help restore trust in politics.
There is increasing evidence that voters have lost their faith in politicians and politics. But the way to restore faith is by implementing policies that make economic and social sense.
Poor neighbourhoods have more takeaway outlets.
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It's not easy to make good food choices when there's a takeaway on every corner.
Warren Buffett’s voice has been one of the loudest arguing it’s time to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires like him.
Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
In response to the government's pre-election budget, Labor's Shadow Assistant Treasurer Andrew Leigh, a former professor of economics, describes an alternative economic plan.