We believe a basic income should be a right, but it should be underpinned by a principle of reciprocity - people must contribute to society in return.
With social activities shut down across the country, many are wondering: how long will people stick to the rules, before they get complacent?
Improving the housing conditions of the most marginalised people among us is an important biosecurity measure for the whole community.
Overjoyed. That's not a word epidemiologists normally use, but that's how I felt after hearing Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's announcement of New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown from Wednesday night.
As long as teachers are creative and resourceful, kids will keep learning. What's less clear is how schools will make up for the lost time if they remain closed for several months or longer.
Universities and colleges around the world are closing. People are fleeing from cities. Some people are being forced to move but others must weigh the risks and ethical concerns of travel.
Before schools and workplaces closed, people could have been exposed. How do we best manage that?
In past recessions, donors have tightened their pursestrings even as the need has grown. But two scholars explain why, at least for foundations, there's room for more generosity in tough times.
Today's coronavirus pandemic has echoes in the yellow fever pandemic of the 1790s. Then, as now, workers struggled with how to support themselves and their families. One federal agency had the answer.
Flexibility and planning are key to managing boundaries if you're working from home and have to look after kids.
Housing is our first line of defence against coronavirus, so leaving someone homeless increases the risk for everyone. Australia should follow other countries in imposing a moratorium on evictions.
Many people don't realise high-income earners are the biggest users of public transport in Australian cities, but it's still low-income earners who are most vulnerable to service disruptions.
In an age of social media and the propensity for misinformation to spread like wildfire, organizations and governments should consider social media strategies in pandemic response planning.
Restaurants have always been about more than feeding city residents. During the 1918 flu pandemic, they were kept open as sites of social solidarity.
If government and business collaborate with workers, a scholar of labor relations writes, current economic problems could get less severe, the recovery smoother and lasting prosperity more likely.
Rehearse how you will respond to interruptions.
Prisons are already a hotbed of disease, and without action COVID-19 could have catastrophic consequences behind bars.
The coronavirus pandemic alters who we are, writes a psychologist. It affects how we think, how we relate to others and what we value.
Schools are closed, houses of worship have suspended services, and many restaurants are down to delivery only. Must we also stop exercising? Two exercise physiologists explain what's safe.
Apart from their functional purpose, products can also impact how we feel, both about ourselves and our situation.