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Giving young people financial skills can lead to much better education and job outcomes. Shutterstock

How giving young people basic financial skills helps them find jobs

Arming young people with financial capabilities does improve their employment prospects, but how exactly is still not clear. One possibility is that financial literacy boosts their confidence
The price of bread has been one of the drivers of inflation in South Africa. Shutterstock

People have skewed views on inflation. Why this matters

Most South Africans think prices are rising much faster than is actually the case. This makes the central bank's job of managing inflation expectations much harder.
More than 40 lynchings have been documented in Maryland. Shutterstock

Maryland has created a truth commission on lynchings – can it deliver?

The first truth commission to research lynchings has been established in Maryland. It has the potential to educate the public about and support racial reconciliation. But it also faces obstacles.

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