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The childless twenty-somethings

Marcus Roberts | 30 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: childlessness, economic crisis, society
Economic and social pressures are creating an upward shift in the age at which couples are having children.


The crisis of the middle class and American power

George Friedman | 09 January 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: economic crisis, middle class, United States
The United States was built on the assumption that a rising tide lifts all ships. That assumption is now at risk.


Apropos France, again

Carolyn Moynihan | 26 November 2012 | CONJUGALITY |  
tags: economic crisis, France, same-sex marriage


China: hoping for real change

Constance Kong | 19 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, Communist Party, demography, economic crisis
There has been a changing of the guard at headquarters, but entrenched interests are still well guarded.


What’s really wrong with the economies: the baby dearth

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 October 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, economic crisis, marriage
One way to think about the Great Recession is like a great pause button.


Why is Everyone Leaving Detroit?

Marcus Roberts | 25 September 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: birth rates, Detroit, economic crisis, USA
Detroit's population continues to decline, as the US economy and birth rate continues to fall.


Has Europe lost its soul?

Jonathan Sacks | 19 January 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, economic crisis, Judaism
Stabilising the Euro is one thing, healing the culture that surrounds it is another, says the Chief Rabbi of the UK.


A Quebec Family Portrait

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economic crisis, marriage, Quebec
There is a very important cautionary tale in a report from the Institute of Marriage and Family Canada this week. The report, A Quebec Family Portrait, shows that, although the province has broken new ground in family and social policy, it faces severe challenges in the areas of economics, and demographics and social capital.


‘Winning the debt-limit fight’

Sheila Liaugminas | 14 July 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: budget battles, debt crisis, economic crisis, GOP strategy, Obama economy, partisan politics
Okay, who’s fighting, what’s this fight over, and how do you define ‘winning’?


Accountability in economics and finance

Sheila Liaugminas | 22 June 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: economic crisis, financial crisis, joblessness, Wall Street
Imagine the possibilities.


Dropouts and economics

Sheila Liaugminas | 27 March 2011 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: economic crisis, education crisis, moral education, Portugal, school choice, Wall Street Journal
Business and commerce means people, buying and selling. The economy is the conglomerate of how that’s doing. Let’s get back to the people at the heart of it all…


How the other half lives

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: disasters, economic crisis, poverty, protest
Shame on the comfortable who riot against cutbacks when millions of people are destitute.


Triumph of the regulators

Sheila Liaugminas | 29 June 2010 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: banking regulation, economic crisis, Sen. Barney Frank, Sen. Chris Dodd
Cliches come to mind, like….setting the fox over guard of the hen house, or….giving robbers the keys to the bank. But that’s a digression. The issue is federal regulation of the banking industry...


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