The world changed dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis and central banks are adjusting.
The 2008 financial crisis exposed major gaps in central banks' operations. New features like quantitative easing have since emerged.
South Africa’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan is a hunted man.
A row between South Africa's finance minister and the country's Directorate for Priority Crime Investigations has prompted academics to pen an open letter asking President Jacob Zuma to intervene.
Flotsam mixes with the marginal São José community, overlooked by new-build apartment blocks in Brazil.
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Money and resources in Latin America often don't reach those who need them most – and criminal gangs are on hand to take advantage.
Australia is becoming more unequal. And Australia’s wealthiest people don’t seem to want to do anything about it.
There is a view that philanthropy from super-wealthy individuals, rather than government policy, will be the force that changes the world for the better. But this seems unlikely in Australia.
The ever-widening gap between CEO and average worker pay has its roots in collective action by executives.
We have become collectively richer but much more unequal.
Australia has become collectively richer but much more unequal in recent decades.
A polarized nation.
Income inequality and political polarization have both surged in recent decades and are the worst they've ever been. Is one causing the other?
Deprivation makes it worse.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any give year.
Those living through the first Renaissance recognised that their age offered blinding possibilities, but that any gains would have to be achieved amid relentless shocks. The same is true today.
The first Renaissance struggled with the same doubts and uncertainties and blinding possibilities that we face today. Any gains we make will have to be achieved amid relentless shocks.
The Sirius building in 2014: only 12 or so residents are now left and they will soon be moved on.
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Sydney's Sirius building - a brutalist classic, providing public housing with waterfront views - will soon be gone. Its loss speaks volumes about our contemporary values and architecture's shift away from utopianism.
Who is being left out?
Pell Grants, the federal aid program for low-income students, are down to covering only 30 percent of tuition, from 80 percent in the 1970s.
Blacks faced violent attacks led by white Confederates after the Civil War ended.
The struggle for equal rights for black citizens in the U.S. today is backed by the promise of the 14th Amendment. A historian takes us back to the grassroots movements that led to its passage.
Older Australians choosing to downsize or access their home equity face tax penalties.
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The current system is causing inefficiencies in housing markets, but governments seem unwilling to act.
HILDA data shows superannuation will soon overtake the family home as the major asset owned by Australians.
Superannuation changes are sorely needed because recent data shows only a small number of wealthy Australians are accumulating wealth through it.
Though absolute poverty has decreased significantly in the last 15 years, relative poverty has remained stable in Australia.
How has the wealth of Australian households changed over the last 15 years?
Brexit campaigners connected with voters who felt left behind – and won.
Labor argues that market concentration reduces competition but that’s not always the case.
Labor's proposed competition policies are based on incorrect assumptions about market power and fail to address inequality.
Under policies broadly pursued in the West, the winners from globalisation have been mainly the rich.
Following the Brexit referendum on Friday, the UK will be the first country to exit the EU bloc, potentially unleashing a cascade of further division.
Young people understand the value of education but find fees prohibitively high in a context of widespread unemployment and low incomes.
The huge problem of youth unemployment in South Africa appears to be getting worse. New research will hopefully amplify their voices and inform more realistic interventions to combat the monster.
It's easy to get excited about smart city technology – but we need to think through the human consequences.