Economic inequality has psychological effects.
It is well known that economic inequality is rising. In most industrialised nations the distribution of wealth and income is becoming increasingly concentrated. In the United States, the top 10% of earners…
South Africa’s economy was built on strong mining activity which has declined in recent years.
The economic transformation discussion document released by South Africa's governing party, the ANC, fails to be radical.
With widening income differences and growing social divisions, citizens are less willing to support each other and taxpayers less willing to pay taxes.
Analysis shows that rising inequality over the past 20 years makes it harder to increase taxes and makes citizens less willing to pay them.
Parents are recycling large amounts of housing wealth to the next generation through intergenerational transfers.
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Those whose parents own a home are able to take advantage of a wider set of opportunities than others.
How accessible really are selective schools?
Analysis of MySchool data shows that selective public schools are selecting fewer students from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, thus worsening inequality in the school system.
A visitor checks on her family’s plot after more than 170 Jewish headstones were toppled in University City, a suburb of St Louis, Missouri.
The first US Truth and Reconciliation Commission was set up in 1999. Here's why truth commissions matter today.
Workers walk past a Lonmin Marikana platinum mine, a site that represents industrial strife in South Africa.
South Africa's mining industry is on an unsustainable trajectory and needs to undergo fundamental transformation that emphasises transparency, equity, and community participation.
If a second airport creates another centre of activity in western Sydney, then it won’t just be air travellers who benefit.
Our big cities increase incomes faster than population growth, but most residents miss out on the extra income growth. Creating multiple centres of activity may help make bigger better for everyone.
President Jacob Zuma delivers his state of the nation address in Cape Town. Critics say he failed to galvanise the nation.
South African President, Jacob Zuma, wasted lots of time and space in cheap politicking instead of galvanising South Africans to work together for a better future.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
IMF leaders should practise what they preach when it comes to inequality.
The IMF has been expressing public concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the IMF’s own policies and programs.
A significant number of young South Africans struggle to find jobs.
While South Africa's youth unemployment is a structural matter, the country must find ways to alleviate the challenges in the short-term.
Building a great big wall will not close the gap.
The answer to job losses is not economic protectionism, but a strengthening of workers' rights.
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?
World view from Davos.
Oxfam is right to highlight disparities in wealth.
In work poverty is a sign the icy tide of capitalism is now lapping at our ankles in the global north.
Technology will make things easier, but likely won’t replace the human touch.
The talk at the World Economic Forum was about technology killing white and blue collar jobs. What's to come will be decidedly old-fashioned. Our labour movements should be too.
Self-determination, freedom of thought, choice of risk arguably have freed society, but then there's inequality, ill-health and narcissism.
A wage ceiling is worth talking about.
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The idea of a minimum wage has become widely accepted so why is a maximum wage so controversial?
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The World Economic Forum draws a straight line from social injustice to many of the risks facing the world in 2017.