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Given Pullman’s trenchant critique of despotism, his new trilogy will certainly be read allegorically.
IMF leaders should practise what they preach when it comes to inequality.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
Making a point at a Washington, D.C. protest in January.
Scientists are concerned that politics will trump evidence in the new administration. A researcher of political psychology explains why these worries matter far beyond questions of science.
Lyndon Johnson, who was friends with evangelist Billy Graham, wasn’t targeting religious groups when he pushed his eponymous amendment in 1954.
President Trump recently repeated his pledge to eliminate the 63-year-old law, which bans charities from engaging in political activities, at the National Prayer Breakfast.
Gains, but there may be pains.
Investors have given Donald Trump the thumbs up, so far, but trader sentiment can't be guaranteed.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spoke about clean coal at his National Press Club address.
In his speech this week to the National Press Club, Turnbull initiated a genuine “game-changer” in the debate about power generation in this country. It is instructive to focus explicitly on what he said…
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull used part of his address to the national press club to sell the company tax cut.
The federal government is still trying to convince senate crossbenchers to pass a company tax cut but tax experts and economists dispute all of its supposed benefits.
One of David Cameron's more tangible legacies is in danger as the UK rushes to secure trading partners around the globe.
Benoit Hamon wins in the French socialist primary EPA/Jeremy Lempin.
Victory seems a distant prospect, but the latest polling suggests the ruling socialist party might not be quite out for the count.
We share a head of state, so should Australia join a Commonwealth trading bloc?
Australia shouldn't wade into the post-Brexit politics by supporting an idea to form a trading bloc based on the Commonwealth.
Theresa May's plan to boost UK competitiveness risks exposing flaws in the higher education sector.
The TPP never stood for free trade anyway.
The TPP can't go ahead in any form, so its time the Australian government lets it go.
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Ridiculed and ignored in 2016, what can the 'dismal science' offer us now?
The newly created Critical Infrastructure Centre could assist overseas investors on whether they should bid for critical assets like ports.
The new Critical Infrastructure Centre might provide clarity on certain projects but it doesn't resolve the ongoing debate on what approach the government should take with foreign investment.
The foundations are shaky after the previous regime, but there are reasons to be optimistic about Theresa May's initiative.
US President Donald Trump, flanked by Senior Advisor Jared Kushner (standing, L-R), Vice President Mike Pence, Staff Secretary Rob Porter and Chief of Staff Reince Priebus - in front of the new Oval Office gold curtains.
Yellow-gold, swagged curtains have appeared in the Oval Office. But if Donald Trump wants to emulate the Sun King, he would be advised to look to contemporary artists and designers for inspiration.
New minister for industry, innovation and science, Arthur Sinodinos, is fond of the term innovation.
New minister Arthur Sinodinos seems all for the innovation catch-cry but perhaps it's time he dropped it.
Australia should try be the first to negotiate a bilateral trade deal with the UK after Brexit.
It seems in the current global turbulence multilateral trade deals are dead, long live bilateral agreements.
The system is rigged for a small minority to profit, but are we brave enough to deploy the solutions that would work?
When politicians win by stoking nationalism and isolationism, who will be brave enough to walk the harder path?