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Retaining the universal 24-hour a week childcare subsidy is one of the measures that would help restore trust in politics. AAP/Lukas Coch

It’s a matter of trust: the policies we need to restore our faith in politics

There is increasing evidence that voters have lost their faith in politicians and politics. But the way to restore faith is by implementing policies that make economic and social sense.
Warren Buffett’s voice has been one of the loudest arguing it’s time to raise taxes on millionaires and billionaires like him. Rick Wilking/Reuters

Are we ready to raise taxes on the rich? History says no

Two centuries of tax policy show efforts to raise taxes on the rich hinge on questions of fairness. The history also suggests proponents have a tough road ahead.
Differential treatment between international and local aid workers may undermine international aid programs. lculig/www.shutterstock.com

Mind the gap in local and international aid workers' salaries

In the humanitarian aid and development sector, local staff are paid less and receive fewer benefits than their expatriate colleagues, even when they do similar work and have similar qualifications.
Is this a vision of the future? Robot worker image via shutterstock.com

Are robots taking our jobs?

In the past, technology both destroyed and created jobs. Is that trend ending?
One of the ways that super-rich individuals in Africa are evading tax is through keeping their money in offshore accounts. Goya Bauwens/Flickr

African governments aren’t taxing the rich. Why they should

The number of super-rich individuals in Africa is growing, but they are not paying their fair share of taxes. African governments are losing out on roughly US$15 billion in taxes annually.

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