The economics of sex
| 26 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
Things you can learn from the zombie apocalypse
| 25 February 2014 | FEATURES |
Is it a metaphor for our dependence on an increasingly remote and inhuman economic system?
Did the Protestant work ethic create capitalism?
| 21 January 2014 | FEATURES |
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
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?
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?
| 13 May 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |
A report by Fredrik Nerbrand of the HSBC suggest that an ageing workforce is a less productive one.
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?
| 30 April 2013 | HARAMBEE |
Without healthy families you can kiss the Great American Economy goodbye
Family, church, and school are the three basic people-forming institutions, and they produce the best results when they cooperate.
Sadly, the International Day of Happiness is over
The United Nations is considering an international happiness index to replace Gross Domestic Product as a measure of successful nations. Good luck!
Brain explosion: big neuroscience teams up with Obama
| 08 March 2013 | FEATURES |
The US President is backing a brain activity map project that would cost billions and may be fatally flawed.
Match-making economists earn Nobel for economic engineering
| 17 October 2012 | FEATURES |
This year's award goes to two academics whose work has very practical applications.
Financial markets, politics and the new reality
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.
Channeling Ayn Rand
Sure, we need to be more thrifty. But seeking inspiration in the writings of the apostle of selfishness is not the first step.
27 amazing things baby boomers have done for humanity
| 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
For far too long, people have been dissing the children of the "greatest generation". We need to hear more about their achievements.
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