Why we think of innovation as male - and why it's wrong economics innovation Mar 11, 2021

Anni Albers was a trailblazing artist who created modernist masterpieces.

After finishing one of her best works she gave it to her mother. Her mum was very grateful and immediately draped it over the piano and plonked a vase of flowers on top of it.

You see, Anni Albers happened to be...

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Why carers and prison officers should be paid the same care economics Feb 11, 2021

For over 24 years Kristine Bartlett had worked as an age-old carer on Te Ika-a-Māui, the north Island of New Zealand.

The year was 2011 and she loved her job. But she was earning just above minimum wage. The male gardeners cutting the grass outside the care homes were routinely paid more than the...

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Why it took until the 1990s to figure out that female birds can sing too... economics gender Jan 28, 2021

Charles Darwin hated peacocks. Even just one of the colourful feathers in the tail of the male peacock made the English biologist “sick whenever I gaze at it”. 

Why on earth would a male bird need to make such a colourful spectacle of himself? 

Eventually Darwin came up...

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