The United States has more economic inequality than other wealthy nations.
It’s individuals, communities, and institutions who build the necessary confidence to pursue complex and challenging solutions to their problems.
Equality and corruption perceptions appear to explain more than 80% of the differences in trust levels between nations.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
New Zealand’s government seems to trust scientists the most, the US government, the least.
The IMF has increasingly turned its focus to growing inequality worldwide. Ironically, research shows that policy reforms it mandated exacerbated income inequalities.
As the rich get richer in India, many voters seem willing to overlook their everyday struggles, hoping that the trickle-down effect of a “business friendly” government will help the overall economy.
Initiatives to boost South Africa’s economy could reinforce structural weaknesses without addressing the high levels of inequality.
Increasing police patrols won’t solve South Africa’s high rates of violent crime. Underlying problems need to be addressed.
Extensive research has been done on poverty and inequality in South Africa but more is needed to better understand the status quo and mainly inter-sectional factors that drive inequality.
The populism politics adopted by South Africa’s ruling party, African National Congress, mask a strategy to deflect attention from the party’s policy failures and to hide its many scandals.
Although politicians claim to place a great deal of importance on the idea of the fair go, there are still significant ways in which Australian society seems to depart from this idea.
Guyana can show how distractions or buffers are a powerful means to concentrate and maintain economic power.
An analysis of what’s known as the Gini coefficient offers some clues on what makes one society more unequal in terms of income than another.
Some hard-to-hear facts are not included in the World Bank’s new discussion note on poverty and inequality in South Africa.
International experiences indicate that South Africa could reduce income inequality by introducing a national minimun wage.
Economic transformation of unequal societies in a democratising context is difficult. This requires a creative mix of policy options underpinned by a commitment to social justice.
Thomas Piketty’s visit reminds us of the need to reconsider South African inequality-fibbery. His inequality critique is vital, but only if it can withstand the neoliberal embrace.
Twenty years ago, Brazil and South Africa were in a similar position when it comes to inequality. Brazil has made significant progress in addressing this, but South Africa hasn’t.
The most unequal state in Australia is NSW, while the least unequal state is Tasmania, according to new analysis.