Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, in eastern Germany.
AP Photo/Jens Meyer
A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
The ANC has had an exceptionally poor track record of governance.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
Every patient is different.
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
Strikes are a common sight in South Africa. Data helps to put them in context.
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
Those born between 1941 and 1950, show an increase in average incomes between 1995-96 and 2005-06, and then a decline as they enter retirement.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven't fallen behind.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro walk with a sign reading ‘Marielle lives’.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.
Organic? Conventional? Genetically modified? Decisions, decisions.
Affluent consumers may have more access to information about food than lower-income earners, but they are just as vulnerable to misinformation and pseudoscience.
Pensioner Katherine Boyi, left, with donated blankets and Agnes Makhubela, with donated maize meal, in Doornkop, Soweto.
Stories from the ground highlighted the unmet needs of people who are vulnerable and who are left behind.
The poor continue to be drowned out by a global minority enjoying elite status.
Inequality is decried at campaign rallies and in the global commentariat. But little is being done at any policy level.
Where Davis meets King.
When activists have sought to rename main thoroughfares that don’t serve just primarily black neighborhoods, they have faced many challenges.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. addresses marchers during his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
A scholar argues how MLK's ideas and thoughts remain underappreciated in wider public consciousness.
People in remote areas use the internet much less for entertainment and formal education compared to their urban counterparts.
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The people who have the most to gain from the extraordinary resources of the internet are missing out, including those not employed, older Australians and migrants from non-English speaking countries.
Postcard of the Napa State Hospital in Napa, Calif., circa 1905. Over 1,900 Californians were recommended for sterilization while patients here.
The collection of Alex Wellerstein
About 20,000 Californians were once sterilized under state eugenics laws. New research shows Latinos were disproportionately targeted. Is there any opportunity today to address these wrongs?
A naturalization ceremony in Los Angeles.
AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes
How Americans decide who can come into the country and who can stay reflects beliefs about what makes people worthy of opportunity.
The US is only the 18th happiest country in the world. That's the lowest ranking since reporting began in 2012. What are policymakers doing wrong?
South Africa needs a robust economic policy agenda to make it more open, productive and inclusive.
Where’s my bus?
Even in cities with good public transportation, some areas can be 'transit deserts,' where demand exceeds supply. Living in these zones makes it hard to access good jobs, health care and other services.
Basic income: a step forward for women?
Despite a range of laws and policy measures, many gender inequities seem firmly entrenched. One innovative policy measure that could make a difference is basic income.
We know from every previous wave of feminist activism that some men fear loss of status and power, two things manifest in work and pay.
Angry protests for free higher education by South African students forced the country to search for a solution.
Land expropriation without compensation in South Africa will be resolved by opening up the economy and addressing inequalities.