A great deal of analysis on South Africa and the ruling ANC seems to be based on wishful thinking, not concrete reality.
As inequality in the US increases, the federal government is failing to address it. Can states pick up the slack?
Though best remembered for her role in the doomed German Revolution, Rosa Luxemburg's theories on how capitalism exploits people and nature need hearing today.
A researcher on social economic issues in Papua calls for more research on Papua that can contribute to find solutions for complex problems in Indonesia's easternmost region.
A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
Donald Trump portrays migrants as a foreign problem 'dumped' on America's doorstep. That view ignores the global forces that bind nations together, including trade, climate change and colonization.
A fairer and more efficient way of taxing wealth can benefit society as a whole.
A new ANU computer algorithm can provide near instant answers about how to get the best bang for welfare dollars. It says we should boost Newstart and cut either pensions or family benefits.
The gilets jaunes protests show we need to fight inequality for a just transition to a low-carbon society.
A new study suggests that Americans face an 'economic bar' to marriage. Before they walk down the aisle, many couples want to have a house, a bank account and a job that offers health insurance.
Mexico made internet connectivity a constitutional right in 2013, but most poor people still aren't online. Research shows that internet access would give these residents more economic mobility.
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
Governments' lack of response to rising inequality is not a problem of knowledge or public support. The problem is that those whose needs are being ignored must find a way to make themselves heard.
In the next Congress, white men will make up 60 percent of the House and 71 percent of the Senate – a historic low.
Scotland tends to take a more progressive approach to inequality, but how is it actually faring compared to the rest of the UK?
Most researchers use the UN's Human Development Index to measure each country's progress, but that system has flaws. A new, simplified index aims to do it better.
Aquaculture is endangering the marine environment, threatening the livelihood of small-scale fishers and food security.
Communities that are majority black, Hispanic or Native American are over 50 percent more vulnerable to wildfire compared to other communities.
The UN's special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights will look at the effects of austerity on the UK's most vulnerable.
Barangaroo is an example of a development with admirable green credentials, but it is also an exclusive precinct that has played a role in displacing the disadvantaged from this part of Sydney.