After the end of the war, millions of servicemen and women needed a job.
Demobilisation of millions after an abrupt end to war led to a political crisis 75 years ago.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau looks on as Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland responds to a question during a news conference on Parliament Hill in August 2020.
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The speech from the throne is just around the corner. Will the Liberal government make broad and much-needed economic and social change amid the pandemic, or will it give in to the wealthy again?
A young African farmer.
Africa is far from having an ageing farming population. What is missing is a critical mass of skilled, young farmers with access to finance who could drive productivity in farming.
A Black Lives Matter protester outside the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
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The economic status of Black Americans hasn't changed since the Fed was handed its mandate in 1977. Could targeting Black unemployment, encouraging credit and reporting discrepancies narrow the gap?
Woman selling dried fish at the Benin City market.
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Although COVID-19 measures have had a negative impact on food supply in Nigeria, there are other factors responsible for the dramatic rise in food prices.
Jim Chalmers on tax cuts, inequality, and the Queensland election.
Michelle Grattan sits down to talk with Shadow Treasurer Jim Chalmers
Tipped workers may struggle to make minimum wage, especially in the wake of the pandemic.
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Tipped workers have been struggling since before COVID-19, and the pandemic isn't making it better.
As the adult children of baby boomers start inheriting their parents' wealth, it's time we looked seriously at taxing this unearned income.
Long live the office.
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The post-pandemic office will be a lot more flexible but still will be necessary to help build relationships among colleagues, according to three scholars.
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.