What can we do about our unfair tax system?

What can we do about our unfair tax system? thumbnail

Our tax system's rigged in favour of people & companies who can afford expensive tax advisors. It may not seem fair, but it's legal. What can we do about it?


RIP trickle down economics, but what about our obsession with growth? thumbnail

It's good to see the OECD question trickle down economics, but it is worrying that their analysis still doesn't question growth as an orthodoxy


Proper climate leadership requires more than opportunistic statements thumbnail

To tackle climate change, we need policymakers who are willing to show true leaders and deliver some uncomfortable messages


Will lame sentiment be Mandela’s lasting legacy? thumbnail

Nelson Mandela became the giant of South Africa’s liberation through his courage and leadership, but we must not let apathetic sentiment cloud his memory.


South Bank, Sunday Morning

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A walk down London's South Bank early on a Sunday morning before the crowds arrive reveals some hidden gems & interesting characters (essay & photos)


A new virus threatens to kill the internet we love thumbnail

A recent US court decision will allow internet fast lanes paid for by rich corporations at the expense of diversity and innovation.


Kolkata: Anger management in the urban jungle

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Travel portrait of Kolkata, India - a personal essay from my first experience of this sprawling, mind-bending metropolis


It was all Yellow: Saigon Welcomes the Year of the Snake thumbnail

Photos of Ho Chi Minh City's spectacular decorations to celebrate Tết - the Vietnamese version of the Lunar New Year.


Inside Ho Chi Minh City’s Reunification Palace thumbnail

Ho Chi Minh City's Reunification Palace is of full of grand rooms, dark bunkers, soviet-era furniture and military gadgets. Come and have a look inside.


Ho Chi Minh: City of Beautiful Madness

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45,000 Dong - that's just under a couple of British pounds - will buy you entry to the South Saigon Pools: a secluded oasis in hot suburban district 7. Kids play in the sand-filled shallow water, and in the adult pool a middle-aged Australian is teaching his Vietnamese companion to swim. She paddles with her [...]


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