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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

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.

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