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Mobile phones: Accessible banking for developing Africa?

Denyse O'Leary | 7 Jul 2015 | CONNECTING |  
tags: african community life, banking, cell phones, economics, mobile phones


Public Debt, Political Paralysis, and the West

Samuel Gregg | 02 July 2015 | FEATURES |  
tags: debt, economics
Government and citizens refuse to face difficult economic choices.


Surprise slowdown in Australian births

Shannon Roberts | 29 June 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Australia, economics, house prices, population growth


The EU has fewer and fewer children

Shannon Roberts | 23 April 2015 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: demography, economics, European Union, fertility rates


What do we know about our aging world?

Shannon Roberts | 08 December 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: aging population, economics, healthcare reform


What’s this about Net Neutrality? Is it a good thing?

Denyse O'Leary | 21 Nov 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: economics, internet control, Internet use


Life to the full: the dangers of material wealth and spiritual poverty

Jordan J. Ballor | 05 November 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, poverty
In helping developing countries, we must remember that human welfare cannot be reduced to a rising GDP.


Why happiness should replace GDP in policy making

Richard A. Easterlin | 27 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, GDP, happiness
Something is wrong if China's productivity has soared and its satisfaction with life has nosedived.


Can rich countries afford a living wage?

Daniel Blackman | 15 October 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, family, just wage
If not, can they afford the family, on which the whole of society depends?


Will we all be African one day soon?

Shannon Roberts | 21 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Africa, demography, economics, fertility rates


Europe’s malaise: the new normal?

George Friedman | 20 August 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, Europe, European Union, Stratfor
Europe has been mired in an economic crisis of slow growth and high unemployment for half a decade now.


Moody’s warns investors: Aging to reduce economic growth worldwide

Shannon Roberts | 11 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: aging population, demography, economics, investment


Chinese ‘baby boom’ yet to materialise

Shannon Roberts | 03 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: China, demography, economics, one-child policy


Health economics 101: contraceptives pay for themselves, usually, babies don’t

Carolyn Moynihan | 11 July 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: contraceptive mandate, economics, health insurance
Why some economists are no help at all to the family.


Japanese panel proposes urgent measures

Shannon Roberts | 28 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, fertility, government, Japan


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