Just as America's highways, sewage systems and water pipes need fixing, so does the growing gap between rich and poor. Trump and the Democrats could use that money to address both.
As South Africa marks 25 years of freedom, many citizens have to contend with the harsh reality that they can't eat democracy.
To claim that protests are being organised suggests sinister motives. But all protest is organised. So are cake sales and shopping expeditions.
Half of South Africa's population remain chronically poor, and the quarter in-between struggle to stay out of reach of destitution.
Poverty leaves people feeling unable to take responsibility for their future – but community programmes can empower young people to take control.
In order to be successful, the I Promise Academy needs to confront issues of race – much like LeBron James himself, who launched the school amid great fanfare in 2018, an education scholar argues.
The government is spruiking its commitment to religious freedom and freedom of speech, as well as its successes on tackling inequality. Its record, however, leaves much to be desired.
Thousands of Central American migrants are trying to cross the U.S. southern border. One scholar followed their paths to find out why they make the dangerous, sometimes deadly, journey.
Mandatory reporting could help highlight the ethnicity pay gap in much the same way that gender pay gap reporting does.
Poverty and social exclusion play a big role in Indigenous child suicide. The causes are complex but we know enough to act now to reduce the number of deaths in our communities.
High poverty levels mean people lack access to land and work and they are often driven to settle in zones that are exposed to natural hazards.
New research reveals how austerity pushed poor families into debt to pay for basic needs like food, rent and hot water.
With so few public washrooms in our cities, vulnerable people are forced to use café and restaurant washrooms. How do mostly minimum wage café and restaurant workers deal with this?
Nigeria's high unemployment rate has created a bloated and unproductive informal sector.
Guaranteeing unemployed South Africans a job at the minimum wage would have a range of positive outcomes for the economy.
Countries with effective governments have reduced income poverty by almost twice the speed.
Assertive politics is not enough.
Why altruism is in shorter supply than the industry wants you to believe
Lake Malawi is considered a biodiversity treasure because almost all its species occurs nowhere else on the planet.
Millions of people in Kenya still face poverty. But there's hope.