Thomas Piketty has demonstrated how inequality can be – and has been over time – fundamentally destructive of sustained economic growth.
The crisis confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal contradictions are now undermining its very foundations. What can we expect from a post-neoliberal world?
America first, but at what cost?
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Trump's 'America first' rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.
Softer than she seems.
The UK government's inability to devise a fundamentally new economic policy is why it will likely fudge a soft Brexit.
What we need now is unblinkered analysis and coordinated progressive political action beyond the extreme centre at both the national and international levels.
Ghana’s Elmina Castle was has been declared a World Heritage Site and renovated as a tourism destination.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become marketable commodities.
2017 promises to be another tough year as South African universities head into the uncertain terrain of further addressing and healing the divisions that have been exposed.
President-elect Trump and Brexit booster Nigel Farage: two faces of today’s nationalism.
Financial crises and soaring inequality fueled the populist backlashes that threaten neoliberalism's core principles of free markets and free people. The world needs a new narrative to counteract it.
The South African economy just narrowly escaped a credit rating downgrade but it is not in the clear yet.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
Anti-WTO protesters in Seattle, 1999.
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As the world pulls up its drawbridges, it's time to revive the ideas of a remarkable and unfairly derided movement.
Trump’s victory threatens to unleash stronger prejudice against minorities.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.
Nelson Mandela, accompanied by his wife Winnie, walks out of the Victor Verster prison on February 11, 1990.
The foundation founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999 has done a major revision - it has written off most of his reign as comprising "grand symbolic gestures".
Labour's leader has a renewed mandate to put his party at the vanguard of the left – but others have walked that road before.
The pressure is often too much.
Rising suicides form part of the profound transformations in the workplace that have taken place over the past 30 years.
Our relationships, desires, anxieties are reflected in the way we communicate.
A "passion" was once thought of as a love or desire so irresistible as to take one to the threshold of death. What are we to make, then, of a passion for innovation or management consulting? What's happening to our words?
Hungry children stretch out their hands at a Somalian refugee camp in 2011.
Talking about food is a productive way to understand a complex world. The dinner table is a place where the shame of poverty is most acutely experienced.
Choice and control reflect the first principle of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with a Disability.
Society hasn't always seen people with disabilities as having the same rights at everyone else. So how did we get to the NDIS, which offers people with disabilities with choice and control?
A woman waits backstage during the recording of the dating show ‘Meet you on Saturday.’
In only 30 years, a generations-old system of arranged marriages has been completely upended.
Venezuela is not a progressive paradise.
The establishment media wants it one way, and the populist left another. Why is there so little straight reporting on Latin America?
There is no better alternative than the rise of the populist left for Europe and beyond.
The People's Assembly Against Austerity
The future of democracy depends on developing a left-wing populism that can revive public interest by mobilising political passions in the fight for an alternative to neoliberal de-democratisation.
A harsh criminal justice system – in particular, more prisons and people behind bars – has apparently become a hallmark of good government.
Australia has become less compassionate, more punitive and more ready to blame individuals for their alleged failings since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.