Pain of the sick: ‘Anatomy of Expression,’ by Sir Charles Bell, 1806.
In today's opioid crisis, why are some people with addictions treated with empathy and others with disdain? The answer to that question has roots in the 19th century.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa identifies land reform as critical factor of addressing the country’s economic challenges.
The latest World Bank report on South Africa addresses solutions to the country's economic challenges.
A poverty index is revealing new insights about deprivation in South Africa.
A newish method called the multidimensional poverty index is revealing new insights into the South Africa's poverty.
Patience might be running out for South African President Cyril Ramaphosa.
The positive energy that's greeted the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, will turn to protest if economic challenges are not addressed quickly.
CCTV cameras are becoming a “normal” feature of public life, tracking peoples’ movements as a matter of course.
As CCTV cameras become more widespread, it's becoming more difficult for people to protect their locational privacy in public.
Hurricane Irma passes Cuba and approaches southern Florida on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, with Hurricane Jose at lower right.
The 2018 hurricane season starts on June 1, with some communities still recovering from 2017 storms. Scholars offer insights about where the risks lie and who is most vulnerable during and after hurricanes.
The Brotherhood of St Laurence’s “Share the Pie” campaign posters are appearing at Canberra bus stops.
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Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Conny Lenneberg on Newstart, poverty and inequality
Executive Director of Brotherhood of St Laurence Conny Lenneberg spoke to The Conversation about the inequality created by the low level of Newstart, which hasn't been boosted for many years.
Small farmers struggle to acquire expensive agricultural equipment.
South Africa's land reform debate must not lose sight of the real issue: how to provide enough food to feed its people.
Competition between neighbours, rather than between strangers living far apart, amplifies inequality. This can lead to homicide and civil war.
Competition between neighbours turns up the volume on inequality. Homicide and civil war may be the result.
A Georgia penitentiary in 1911.
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Digitized state records help to tell the stories of African-American prisoners in the 19th and 20th century.
More than 40 million Americans rely on SNAP for groceries.
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Cutting the program formerly known as food stamps would hurt low-income Americans and the whole economy.
Many young South African mothers who deserve to get the child support grant are excluded.
Dumped waste is a constant eyesore on the streets of Johannesburg, South Africa’s economic hub.
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Littering in protest is indicative of a discordant society, and a culture of littering can tell us a lot about a society's ethos.
The flaws in the political settlement that ended apartheid need urgent attention.
Mandela’s reconciliation message may have partly reflected his view of the world. But it was also a product of his party, the ANC.
Karl Marx Monument in Chemnitz, in eastern Germany.
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A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.
The ANC has had an exceptionally poor track record of governance.
The removal of Jacob Zuma from power is to be welcomed but, it's not the answer to South Africa's problems.
Every patient is different.
Each person experiences pain differently, depending on his or her genetic makeup. That makes it difficult to figure out what treatments patients need.
Strikes are a common sight in South Africa. Data helps to put them in context.
Data reveals that South Africa's strike action is lower than many other countries, and not as prolonged as politicians claim.
Those born between 1941 and 1950, show an increase in average incomes between 1995-96 and 2005-06, and then a decline as they enter retirement.
When it comes to incomes, millennials in Australia haven't fallen behind.
Protesters in Rio de Janeiro walk with a sign reading ‘Marielle lives’.
Black lives in Brazil are devalued and subject to violence on a horrific scale.