Category: <span>Politics</span>

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

Who is Kamala Harris and What are Her Key Policies?

In the midst of this pandemic, the race to the White House has begun and the whole world is watching given the results of the 2020 U.S. elections will have an economic and environmental impact on the rest of the world. The stakes at the moment could not be any higher – international trade, security...

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

‘Expect Sexism’: A Gender Politics Expert Reads Julia Gillard’s Women and Leadership

Why are there so few women at the top levels of politics? This question is at the centre of the new book, Women and Leadership, co-authored by Australia’s first woman prime minister, Julia Gillard, and former Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Using their personal experiences and interviews with an impressive group of eight women leaders...

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Should China Pay Reparations for the COVID-19 Pandemic?

The COVID-19 pandemic has so far been a health disaster of immense proportions. In fact, throughout this century, humankind has not witnessed a health catastrophe of such proportions as this. Over 400,000 people have been killed, and thousands more are still unable to go about their businesses as they normally would. As if these aren’t...

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Binary Thinking and Polarization: Life is Not Black and White and Global Discussions Shouldn’t Be Either

Our world seems to be constantly in turmoil. When there is no outright crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic, then there are always contentious issues. Issues such as racism, capitalism, immigration, poverty and gender are constantly under discussion. Generally, these discussions are held to proffer solutions. Due to their near-universal and complex nature, one would expect...

We Know Racism and Recessions Go Together. Australia Must Prepare to Stop a Racism Spike Here

We Know Racism and Recessions Go Together. Australia Must Prepare to Stop a Racism Spike Here

Generally in Australia, we all get along pretty well and feel good about our society. Studies show we have a strong “social cohesion index,” which has remained relatively stable for the past seven years. But we cannot take this for granted, especially if the coronavirus pandemic also leads to a recession. In the context of...

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

Amsterdam’s Pandemic Recovery Plan Embraces Doughnut Economics and the Circular Economy

According to the United Nations, the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to cost the world an alarming US$1 trillion this year and there is little evidence to the contrary. Lockdowns and various other policies currently being used across the globe to fight and curb the spread of the virus have directly resulted in near-total halt in...

Re-Opening Commerce Prematurely is an Act of Class Warfare

Re-Opening Commerce Prematurely is an Act of Class Warfare

There have been protests across the United States demanding that states “re-open” their non-essential businesses as part of a concerted, conservative push to re-open the American economy. While it’s true that millions are suffering economically and emotionally as we shelter in place, this push brings forth a terrifying, eugenics-laden question of “when is it safe...

Can Developing Countries in Africa Really Afford Pandemic Lockdowns?

Can Developing Countries in Africa Really Afford Pandemic Lockdowns?

ABUJA, Nigeria: When the coronavirus pandemic hit the world, it’s fair to say, most nations weren’t prepared. Regardless of this though, with typical human fortitude and panache, we have watched as countries across the globe set about fighting the biggest threat mankind has faced in modern times. Since there is no proven strategy or vaccine...