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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 | 15 May 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: economics, fertility, government, Japan


The economics of sex

Tamara Rajakariar | 26 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: contraception, economics, sexual behaviour


Things you can learn from the zombie apocalypse

Zac Alstin | 25 February 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, TV, zombie apocalypse, zombies
Is it a metaphor for our dependence on an increasingly remote and inhuman economic system?


Did the Protestant work ethic create capitalism?

Samuel Gregg | 21 January 2014 | FEATURES |  
tags: capitalism, economic history, economics
New research has shown that Max Weber's famous theory linking the two is quite wrong.


US education and economy are on the skids, says British historian

G. Tracy Mehan III | 02 August 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: debt crisis, economics, education, US
Niall Ferguson's controversial analysis of America's institutions is required for anyone who cares about the future of the West.


Gay marriage an economic boost?

Jennifer Roback Morse | 29 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: economics, same-sex marriage
An American think-tank claims that same-sex marriage is a windfall for local economies. This is based on badly flawed assumptions, says an economist.


Ageing Population = Lower Productivity Growth?

Marcus Roberts | 13 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: ageing population, economics, productivity
A report by Fredrik Nerbrand of the HSBC suggest that an ageing workforce is a less productive one.


Understanding Keynes

Ricardo Crespo | 10 May 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Aristotle, economics, homosexuality, John Maynard Keynes
Were the theories of the 20th Century's most famous economist blemished by the fact that he was a homosexual? An expert on Keynes says No.


Is Africa’s rise a false dawn?

Michael Cook | 30 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |  
tags: economics, The Economist


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