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Don't Listen To The Rich: Why Inequality Is Bad For Everyone
Don't Listen To The Rich: Why Inequality Is Bad For Everyone
by Chris Doucouliagos, Deakin University
Having only a few people with most of the wealth, motivates others. This theory is actually wrong according to research.
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
How To Fight Throwaway Culture By Having More But Owning Less
by Christine Cole and Alex Gnanapragasam, Nottingham Trent University
Until the advent of cheap credit and cheaper item costs, for many consumers in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s rental was the most accessible way of obtaining products such as televisions, video recorders…
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
Inaction On Climate Change Risks Leaving Future Generations $530 Trillion In Debt
by James Dyke, University of Southampton
By continuing to delay significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, we risk handing young people alive today a bill of up to US$535 trillion.
The Hidden Extra Costs Of Living With A Disability
The Hidden Extra Costs Of Living With A Disability
by Sophie Mitra, Fordham University; et al.
Disability is often incorrectly assumed to be rare. However, global estimates suggest than one in seven adults has some form of disability.
These 5 Countries Are Conduits For The World's Biggest Tax Havens
These 5 Countries Are Conduits For The World's Biggest Tax Havens
by Javier Garcia-Bernardo, University of Amsterdam; et al.
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance.
Why Bridges, Roads And Other Infrastructure Are Important To Your Health
Why Bridges, Roads And Other Infrastructure Are Important To Your Health
by Korydon Smith, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Two seemingly unrelated national policy debates are afoot, and we can’t adequately address one unless we address the other.
Why We Hanker For The Old Ways And The Good Old Days
Why We Hanker For The Old Ways And The Good Old Days
by Rodney Tiffen, University of Sydney
The children come home from school to be greeted by their mother, who is wearing an apron. They then go off to play with their neighbourhood friends, from families very like their own.
How Some Rich People Are Trying To Dismantle Inequality
How Some Rich People Are Trying To Dismantle Inequality
by Erynn Beaton, The Ohio State University; et al.
Ample research indicates that the growing problem of wealth and income inequality could stunt U.S. economic growth and undermine our democracy while stirring political polarization.
The Healing Power Of Hip Hop
The Healing Power Of Hip Hop and Rap
by Alexander Crooke, University of Melbourne and Raphael Travis Jr., Texas State University
Last year, New York’s then police commissioner Willam Bratton was quick to blame rap music and the culture around it for a fatal backstage shooting at a concert by the rapper T.I. Ignoring wider…
The Real Consequences Of Fake News
The Real Consequences Of Fake News
by Dominik Stecula, University of British Columbia
Fake news, or fabricated content deceptively presented as real news, has garnered a lot of interest since the U.S. presidential election last fall.