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After 7 billion
Demographic denialists are ignoring the perils of an ageing population.
X-Factor star power
Giving credit where it’s due.
67 - Time to Retire?
The New Zealand opposition party has announced plans to raise the pension age to 67 by 2033.
Why America might pull through the demographic collapse
it is mainly religious people who raise children, and more women in America are religious.
Bad shot: when will WHO warn women about the contraceptive jab?
The latest strong evidence that hormonal contraception is linked with AIDS finds experts still dallying.
Heart of a Samurai
A Newberry Honor book based on a true story.
Detroit’s Population Problems
Detroit is grappling with the problems of losing 25% of its population in the last 10 years.
World Contraception Day: empowering whom?
| 27 October 2011 |
Ignoring warnings about blood clots, the contraceptive industry pushes its product.
Bringing up baby
Why are there more than 900 books on baby care in print in Australia?
A Christmas truce on the social media front
Intermedia, Rome, a partner of MercatorNet, has come up with a great Christmas idea -- to make December 25 a day on which everyone can enjoy the social media online without running into any kind of violence.
Can Kenya’s invasion of Somalia be justified?
| 26 October 2011 |
There is a long history behind Kenya’s recent incursion into the territory of its northern neighbour.
Baby found in rubble
Actually, the story gets better...
The oldest society the world has ever known
The Economist has a very good article about the world with 7 billion people in it.
Back to basics: a Vince Lombardi moment for the economy
| 26 October 2011 |
An essay on the four principles of all successful American economic policy - and the philosophical A-team behind them.
Uncertain future in both Libya and Iraq
Celebrations over the demise of Gadhafi are ignoring the obvious question of what comes next.
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