South Africa's new administration, under the leadership of Cyril Ramaphosa, can make some quick wins by focusing on fixing a few key areas.
History tells us governments do not always get what they wish for, and in fact often perverse outcomes flow from policy choices.
A new survey shows economic studies frequently report effects to be much larger than they actually are, leading to inflated claims about policy effectiveness and public benefit.
Prime Minister Theresa May proved a bit of a push over instead of wielding the axe in her cabinet reshuffle.
People on low incomes put insurance cover first – even if it means doing without basic goods.
Citizens should be free to criticize government authorities on social media platforms, and muzzling such criticism may well be unconstitutional.
Negative experiences in mainstream schools have harmful long-term effects on pupils with autism spectrum conditions.
Government is about to be disrupted by technology in the same manner as major industries. It's about time.
The federal government could restore its commitment to creating full employment in Australia, using its spending power to make up for any shortfall in private jobs as it did during the post-war boom.
The morality of tax avoidance becomes problematic when it is aggressively pursued through creative schemes.
Australia could benefit from more jobs and exports if it boosted its space industry.
KPMG South Africa executives have set a new benchmark for the country assuming responsibility for wrongdoing in their organisation.
Between 1982 and 2013, the share of home owners among 25-34 year olds shrunk, by more than 20%. On the other hand, the share of home owners among those aged 65+ years has risen slightly.
Under current government policy we are penalising the sector of the economy where there is the largest proportion of existing employment and the best prospects for future growth.
The weakening of collective rights and employment protections has harmed the relative position of women in ways that have offset gains through changing values and individual rights.
The effects of terrorism in one country spill over across national borders to reduce the trade of other nations. This reduction in trade is long lived and may make it harder to combat terrorism.
New legislation has forced stronger action and might see the first walkout at Threadneedle Street in more than 50 years.
Behavioural economics is severely limited in its approach to inequality. Fortunately, other psychological approaches are better suited.
The disruptive impact of intelligent machines and new social movements will force us to remake citizenship into a more personal pursuit over the next 150 years.
People can make things happen.