While it is clear that equality matters in terms of health and happiness, surprising new data reveals that it is also better for the environment – in the more equal rich countries, people on average consume less, produce less waste and emit less carbon.
The political landscape may seem particularly bleak at present. But, if we stand back and look at the bigger picture, the dominance of rightwing populists and neoliberal policies is likely to be a temporary blip. The evidence is mounting that greater economic equality benefits all people in all societies, whether you are rich, poor or in-between. Once this is widely understood, politicians and policymakers will be forced to take note, as Danny Dorling explains.
Sand-dredging is big business, especially in Asia, where demand has sky-rocketed thanks to the booming construction industry. Rod Harbinson reports from Cambodia on an extractive industry that is mired in corruption and scandal, and meets some of those on the frontline of the fight against it.
Connor Woodman reveals the ties that bind transnational mining companies to the Indonesian occupation.
|Article title||From magazine||Publication date|
|To reach a place of safety||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|Lessons from the thirst economy||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|Firing up the change||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|The rich, the poor and the earth||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|When we were more equal||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|The Equality Effect||The Equality Effect||July, 2017|
|Shifting sands||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Nigeria dares to hope||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Raising the roof in the fight against homelessness||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Escape to the street||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Homeless voices from around the world||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|India's 'Smart City' plan stumbles over slums||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Homelessness – The Facts||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Breaking the homelessness cycle?||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Finding home||Homelessness||June, 2017|
|Breaking the trauma taboo||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|Caught in the middle||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|‘We are ready’||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|Take action for West Papua!||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|Voices from the ground||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|The drumbeat of resistance||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|Sacrifice Zone: BP, Freeport and the West Papuan independence struggle||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|West Papua: the facts||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|
|Morning star rising||West Papua - Freedom in sight?||May, 2017|