UNSW's newest Grand Challenge will focus on conversations about poverty, disadvantage and inequality, while connecting to broader trends in democratic politics.
If the IMF is truly concerned with inequality, it needs to make specific changes that go beyond speeches, research papers and ‘pilot projects’, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.
Globalisation has increased wealth but deepened inequality. In the age of Donald Trump, the future of the global order will depend on how we explain that process, writes Lindy Edwards.
The IMF has been raising concern about inequality since 2010, but this has not translated into concrete action within the fund's own policies and programs, write Christopher Sheil and Frank Stilwell.
In a ‘post-truth’ world of divisive debate, are we facing a crisis of confidence in knowledge and expertise? It’s one of the questions to be addressed at UNSOMNIA: What keeps me up at night? at UNSW this Thursday.
While many fortunes have been accumulated through hard work and invention, many more are the result of unfair advantage, new research shows.
We know perfectly well how to reduce inequality and tackle political favouritism and rent-seeking. The question is almost entirely one of political will, write Gigi Foster and Paul Frijters.
The eminent British economist Professor Sir Tony Atkinson - a leading world authority on inequality and poverty - will give a public lecture at UNSW this week.