Innovation and industry policy is receiving the least attention just when it may matter most to our economic future.
Trump claims the tariffs he’s imposed on imports from China and elsewhere are saving US industries and jobs. The data offers a murkier picture.
Here's how the coalition, Labor and the Greens stack up against the Paris targets.
As the rich get richer in India, many voters seem willing to overlook their everyday struggles, hoping that the trickle-down effect of a "business friendly" government will help the overall economy.
While the Treasury secretary says House Democrats lack a 'legitimate' reason for demanding Trump's tax returns, a former IRS attorney explains that the law says otherwise.
Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
Countries around the world are taking society's happiness and well-being into account when formulating policy. So, why is Australia so focused on economics as the sole marker of progress?
The US indicted WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange for conspiring to hack into a government computer. But the prosecution of Assange may also pose a risk to the rights of journalists in the US.
Parish council elections are a vital part of democracy – so why are people put off getting involved?
The Coalition and Labor have outlined their plans for Indigenous health spending. There are some worthwhile pledges, but these policy promises could better reflect what our First Nations people need.
The drumbeat of data breaches and the growing problem of identity theft disproportionately harm low-income Americans.
Many Canadians are puzzled by Québec's law banning some civil servants from wearing religious symbols. A Québec sociologist explains the law is rooted in the province's troubled history with religion.
President Trump has been attacking the Federal Reserve for months and appears intent on nominating political allies to its board. An economist explain what typically happens next.
We ask political and human rights experts to analyse what Jokowi's victory means, based on this early quick count, for civil liberties and the protection of human rights in Indonesia.
A major swing to the right and the abstention of a key demographic have bolstered the Israeli leader's position.
A quarter-century ago, more than 100 nations agreed to engage in freer trade with one another and signed the declaration that established the World Trade Organization.
Reparations has emerged as a hot topic among Democratic candidates hoping to replace Trump in 2020. But until now, the issue has only rarely received national attention.
The vast majority of stories told in movies, in books and on television conclude with happy endings – and this has real-world political consequences.
Keep up-to-date with how the federal election is playing out locally. Our State of the States series takes stock of the key issues, seats and policies affecting the vote in each of Australia's states.
When President Trump declared the US full, little did he know he was wading into a centuries-old economic debate.