A man tries to get his dog out of a flooded neighbourhood in Lumberton, N.C., in September 2018 in the aftermath of hurricane Florence. Many people opted to ignore evacuation warnings, suggesting a distrust of authorities.
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A peaceful society requires us to trust our public institutions, but in order to do so, we must question them. Questions are a healthy and necessary response to a world filled with uncertainty.
Larry Fink, right, shared a stage with several of the CEOs he urged to spend more time doing good.
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Companies are flush with cash and profits and soon will have even more once the tax cut takes effect. So they can afford to be good again.
Modelling shows the NBN needs subsidies to have the most impact.
Almost half of eligible households haven't connected to the NBN. New modelling shows the NBN needs subsidies if we want more people to connect and the economy to benefit from it.
Are research nonprofits holding up their end of the tax-exempt bargain?
Holding patents can be a lucrative and powerful position to be in. Here's a proposal for how nonprofit patent holders can do more for the common good – and live up to their end of the tax break bargain.
Africa’s public schools have problems, but charter schools and academies can’t fix everything.
There are huge challenges in South Africa's public schools. The question is whether using public-private partnerships is the correct way to address them.
South Africa’s government-run student loan scheme needs an overhaul.
A "buy now, pay later" model is well suited to financing higher education. Commercial bank loans are not viable. Government-backed loans with income-contingent repayment are the fair solution.
Should college be free?
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College education results in not just better earnings, but better health care and child development as well as political stability and lower criminal justice costs. Should states invest more?
Nearly 20 million South Africans live in rural areas. Why are the country’s universities so dismissive of rurality?
South Africa's educational policies and curricula tend to be biased against rural lifestyles - even though nearly 20 million people live in the country's rural areas.