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9 Oct 2013
equality | gender inequality | Motorsport | Olympics | Sport General | Sports discrimination | sports leagues | Team sports | Sport
Allowing women to play against men in the same sporting leagues has been a debate almost since the start of professional sporting leagues. The issue is...
10 Sep 2012
Most countries impose fines rather than jail sentences for low-level criminal offences. (Often, much larger fines are used alongside jail sentences for ‘...
11 Apr 2012
equality | income | inequality | poor communities | subsidies | Eurozone crisis | Economy General | Tax | Economy
A subsidy is a form of government assistance to a group or economic sector. A direct subsidy usually means that taxpayers’ money is used to help support...
2 Mar 2012
The ideal of participatory democracy is to give ordinary citizens the possibility of participating in the public decision-making. The very idea of democracy...
21 Feb 2012
equality | Government | Healthcare | Human rights | Politics | role of the state | Healthcare | Finance | Health | Economy
On March 23rd 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, an act the New York Times calls “the most...
20 Feb 2012
Crime & Policing | equality | hate crime | Prison | Racism | sentencing | Minorities | Punishment | Law | Society
A hate crime is a crime, usually violent, motivated by prejudice or intolerance toward a member of a gender, racial, religious, or social group. In this...
17 Feb 2012
Progressive taxation is a fiscal policy system in which wealthier people pay larger proportions of their earnings in taxes than do less well-off people....
26 Jan 2012
Selection can take various forms but for the purpose of this debate it means the overt selection by ability, usually on the basis of a test. This usually...