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Rebekah Hebbert

Rebekah Hebbert is a Canadian student and writer. Home-schooled all her
life, she is now embarked on the wonderful world of accelerated distance learning as an economics student, while trying to avoid as much math as possible. Originally motivated to get involved in politics because of the threat to freedom of speech by human rights tribunals, she has spent
a lot of time since then as a socio-political-cultural blogger at missmarprelate.blogspot.com,
writing event blogs for political conferences, doing research/policy writing for a pro-life political party, and indulging her odd hobby of reading every human rights tribunal decision she can get her hands on.



Canada’s intransigent secularists
23 Feb 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, education, religious freedom
If Canadian parents are forced to send their children to objectionable classes, should it be a surprise if some of them secede from the school system?


The honour killings which shook Canada’s soul
14 Feb 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Canada, honor killings, multiculturalism
Wealthy Afghan immigrants murdered the first wife and three daughters because they had become too “Western”.


Pink Lego
8 Feb 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: childhood, feminism, play
Why are feminists throwing their toys out of the cot over a victory for girl power?


England riots: a postmodern failure
14 Aug 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: British riots, post-modernism
Why should anyone be surprised at the rioters when we've been saying for decades there is no right or wrong?


Economics education: it’s never too soon to start
23 Jul 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, education of children
While many institutions can play a part in providing this education, the family is the best place to start economics education.


Is Fair Trade really fair?
1 Jul 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Fair Trade
Agricultural regulation and price supports tend to strike a deep nostalgic chord in many people. But is your Fair Trade cup of coffee really helping third world farmers?


Family economics: inflationary pressures
23 Jun 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family economics, inflation, stimulus spending
More currency + the same amount of goods does not equal more long-term prosperity and a pony or puppy-dog for everyone.


Free trade—what about third world families?
15 Jun 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: exploitation, free trade, poverty
Critics such as Greenpeace and other anti-free trade activists point, with great justice, to many abuses that are at best uncorrected, and at worst caused by free trade. And yet, is stopping free trade the answer?


Free trade—family boon or bust?
11 Jun 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: family economics
Globalization has certainly wreaked havoc in many North American industries. But will this always be the case? And is it reason enough to curtail freedom of trade?


How not to solve poverty
28 Apr 2011 | FEATURES |  
tags: minimum wage, poverty, youth unemployment
Raising the minimum wage may look generous, but whom does it benefit really?


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