The education crisis is about planning, and priorities
Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems; what is needed is long-term strategy, including measures to attract more teachers to the profession through better wages...
Is growth without taxation possible?
Editorial | Growth of this sort will only leave people behind; Labour has often resorted to grants to supplement low minimum wages – but refuses to...
Which battles should the PN fight?

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in an unenviable predicament where he must strike a balancing act between ‘putting on a brave...

Nationalist leader Bernard Grech currently finds himself in...

Solid growth based on tax collection programme

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the question as to whether...

While Prime Minister Robert Abela skirted around the...

Taxation is about morality, too

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an issue of social justice, more than economic gain. Preferential tax incentives deprive...

The issue of global corporate taxation is ultimately an...

A mass transportation system leading to more development?

In a nutshell:  mass transportation poses a daunting challenge to our way of...

In a nutshell:  mass transportation poses a daunting...

An economy built on modern-day slavery

Racism is a collective disease which desensitizes us from basic human compassion

Racism is a collective disease which desensitizes us from...

The education crisis is about planning, and priorities

Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems; what is needed is...

Naturally, there is no magic solution to such problems;...

No time to lower our guard

To insist on more mass-events now – at a point where only a tiny fraction of the population has been vaccinated; and when more potent variants of the...

To insist on more mass-events now – at a point where...

Gender equality still elusive (even this Valentine's Day)

The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to commemorate this...

The pandemic has affected more than just the ability to...

Prison may not be the answer to all criminality problems

Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions have been raised on...

Apart from the length of judicial proceedings questions...

FIAU must be supported by lawmakers

The backlash against the FIAU by ‘critics’ who should know better – but whose friends in the financial services...

The backlash against the FIAU...

The risk of dependence on foreign workers

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no taxation without...

For liberal democracy itself is based on the notion of no...

Addressing the reality of tomorrow's workplace

This is, in fact, a major downside to the government’s economic strategy:...

This is, in fact, a major downside to the...

A new class of vulnerable

One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery workers in Malta in 2020 were an essential part of the COVID-19 ‘frontline’, as it were:...

One cannot also miss the irony, that the army of delivery...

Making the best of a (very) bad deal

It remains, however, a case of making the best out of a (very) bad deal. As such, it is important not to repeat the mistakes of the past

It remains, however, a case of making the best out of a...

Gender quotas should be part of a holistic electoral reform

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to kick-start this much-needed...

It is a pity, then, that yet another opportunity to...

Contempt of court, or gagging order?

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is, in fact, robust enough to avoid being unduly influenced by such observations

One would surely have assumed that the justice system is,...

There is no ‘vaccine’ for corruption

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, we also need to start talking about a return to some form of institutional normality...

Over and above the immediate urgency of the COVID-19...

COVID-19 also reminded us of what is truly important

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods and services must...

The coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how public goods...