Universities shouldn’t only attend to the knowledge and skills graduates need for work but also the factors that give graduates a better chance of earning a living and participating in society.
Teaching kids better budgeting won’t fix post-pandemic inequalities. A more robust social safety net, less hoarding and squandering of wealth and more equitable tax policies might.
Hunger is not the cause of the current social upheaval. But, taken along with other deep-rooted structural inequalities, it provides additional fuel for socio-political conflagration.
In 1970, Gil Scott-Heron penned a spoken word song called ‘Whitey on the Moon’ that criticized the 1969 Moon landing. A hip-hop scholar explains why the song still reverberates today.
Frelimo, which governs Mozambique, has squandered the enormous political capital it enjoyed at independence. It now remains in power through violence, intimidation, harassment, and threats.
An uncomfortable reality is that looting is perceived by the looters to be socially acceptable and is often encouraged and endorsed within social and community networks.
New research has shown that the impact of COVID in Greater Manchester is linked to socio-economic deprivation. The authors say their findings are replicable across the UK.
Should people be compelled to take the vaccine? Should you feel guilty for skipping the line? And what about parts of the world where vaccines aren’t readably available? Ethicists have it covered.
The high costs of the world's colossally unequal COVID-19 immunization rates.
The pandemic offered a tantalizing look at city life with fewer cars in the picture. But with traffic rebounding, there’s limited time to lock in policies that make streets more people-friendly.
Climate change science dominated by knowledge produced in the global North cannot address the particular challenges faced by those living in the global South.
Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
A new report found that America’s top billionaires paid very little income tax despite tremendous gains in their wealth.
Some national economies will return to their pre-COVID levels this year, others not until 2025. What does this imbalance mean for the global economy?
Ireland is looking at imposing a living wage on all employers.
Rethinking capitalism requires that the primary focus should be on the distribution of economic power as the potential leading causal factor driving inequality.
Poverty, vulnerability and discrimination are barriers many Indonesians face in acquiring identity documents.
The development strategy based on foreign investment in natural resources projects has not delivered economic growth or security. What’s needed is an inclusive vision based on local realities.
The task now is to turn the reactive response to the health and economic emergencies into a proactive set of policies and actions.
In Morocco, the COVID-19 pandemic has burdened women with more housework and duties at home, and violence against them has risen.