Germany is not the only country where the rich get richer as millions of children live in poverty. It is bad social policy and bad economics for the gap between rich and poor to be huge. Everybody needs opportunities in life. So what can be done?
A vast deposit of hard-rock lithium could bring riches to Peru, but it also poses environmental and societal questions. The megaproject would take place in an archeological zone that is also rife with poverty.
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
Nelson Mandela would have turned 100 today, and political copycats are falling over themselves to add a bit of his luster to their own bespoke suits. But Claus Stäcker asks: What role does Mandela have in society today?
You are more likely to fall into poverty with each additional child you have, a new German study has found. Its financial backers have called for a fundamental re-think of the child benefits system.
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