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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


Without healthy families you can kiss the Great American Economy goodbye

Patrick F. Fagan | 18 April 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: Church, economics, family structure, school
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

Vincenzina Santoro | 25 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, happiness, United Nations
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

Denyse O'Leary | 08 March 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, love, neuroscience
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

Andrew John | 17 October 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, Nobel Prize for Economics
This year's award goes to two academics whose work has very practical applications.


Financial markets, politics and the new reality

George Friedman | 09 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, European Union, Germany, international relations
After the global financial crisis, it is clear that our economic system is not a machine but a political compact.


Channeling Ayn Rand

David J. Peterson | 06 August 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: 2012 elections, Ayn Rand, economics
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

Michael Cook | 31 July 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: baby boomers, economics
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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