Category Archives: Social and Economic Inequalities

The root cause of corruption

  If we want to cut down on corruption, we will have to start working more seriously on reducing the huge chasm between the rich and the poor Transparency International, a global anti-corruption coalition, ranked India 81 out of 180 countries in its corruption index of 2017. The least corrupt nations were New Zealand, Denmark, […]

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Millennials, Gen X, Gen Z, baby boomers: how generation labels cloud issues of inequality

  Generations can be defined by family structure, stage of life or historical events. But most often, they’re categorised as “cohorts” of people born during a particular period in time. Catchy labels such as baby boomers, millennials and Gen X and Gen Z tend to stick with each cohort, which are assumed to have shared […]

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Is internationalisation creating inequality in higher education?

  Inequality is a word that has recently dominated public discourse, mainly with regard to its economic meaning of income and wealth inequality, but also in terms of social and educational inequality. Many researchers and organisations around the world have addressed the subject of inequality, and its reduction within and among countries is one of […]

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Rethinking Singapore’s approach to diversity and social inclusion

  In a context where far right political parties and movements are stoking xenophobic sentiments in Europe and the United States, Singapore remains a bastion for liberal mobilities and cultural tolerance. This is one of the most important reasons why Singapore has been able to attract not just the talented and highly skilled, but also […]

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Should We Care About Inequality?

  Since Occupy Wall Street, “inequality” has emerged as a central theme of progressive politics. Is that a good thing? Following the sensational success of Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century, with no less than 2.5 million copies of the book sold worldwide, inequality is now widely perceived, to quote Bernie Sanders, as “the […]

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