An illustration of a sugar plantation in Antigua.
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A scholar of slavery in the British Empire describes the first boycott against sugar made with slave labor in the West Indies.
Millennials are less likely to drive than older generations.
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Research shows that millennials don't drive as much as previous generations, largely because of their beliefs.
The purveyors of these myths aren’t doing the country any favors.
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The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
A temporary foreign worker from Mexico plants strawberries on a farm in Mirabel, Que., in May 2020.
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COVID-19 has proven that prioritizing the economy over the lives of the poorest and most vulnerable should never be an acceptable fix to economic woes.
The virtual graduation ceremony of a Sam Ratulangi University student in Manado, North Sulawesi.
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COVID-19 will worsen the labour market for Indonesia's young graduates in three ways: higher barriers of entry into the job market, long lasting lower income levels, and worsening labour conditions.
A moored container ship in Qingdao, China.
Although there will be some economic harm, it may be time to retreat from free trade with China and focus on our national security concerns.
Folks are more likely to social distance properly if there are economic incentives to do so.
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Two economists argue that people who believe the economy will turn around quickly have more incentive to quarantine.
President Muhammadu Buhari raises his fist during an inspection of honour guards on parade to mark Democracy Day in Abuja, on June 12, 2019.
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President Buhari's Post COVID-19 economic recovery plan is neither novel nor ground-breaking.
With other international education markets still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand and Australian universities should position themselves as premium destinations.
The Nigerian Naira has been under a lot pressure lately
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Nigeria's post COVID-19 economic recovery plan appears to be a good start. But the government’s plan leaves a lot to be desired.
People have been rediscovering nature during the pandemic, but it’s not just good for public heath. Conservation also creates jobs.
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The Trump administration is rolling back environmental regulations, claiming it's good for the economy. But research shows that conservation is better both for public health and for job creation.
Transgender activist Aimee Stephens sat outside the Supreme Court as the court held oral arguments dealing with workplace discrimination.
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In a national survey, transgender individuals had worse employment outcomes, lower incomes and higher rates of poverty than cisgender people.
Most states struggle to meet pension funding needs – and the pandemic will make it worse.
Many of the public employee pension plans run by states don't have enough money in them to make upcoming pension payments to retired state workers. The pandemic could make that problem much worse.
In this week’s round-up of coronavirus articles by scholars around the globe, we explore the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19 and the latest on drug trials.
The coronavirus has created a meat shortage in the United States.
Shortages and price increases from the coronavirus pandemic are spotlighting solutions to future meat supply chain disruptions.
"Helping Kiwis live better every day" is the Warehouse motto. Now it's laying off staff and closing stores.
California was one of the first states to enact shelter-in-place orders.
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Four researchers studied California's shelter-in-place orders to figure out how many lives were saved by its early enactment. Here's what they found.
Essential workers don’t always have access to the PPE they need.
Low-wage workers are less likely than high-wage workers to have access to things like masks, hand sanitizer and training on how to prevent COVID-19 transmission.
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In spite of increased economic, political and social interactions, Nigeria-China relations are dented by old and new racism.
Fewer students from abroad expected to study in the U.S.
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If fewer students from other countries enroll in US colleges and universities this fall due to COVID-19, the effects would be felt well beyond the campus, an expert warns.