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Mandate of the People

Tom Odhiambo | 01 February 2013 | FEATURES |
tags: book reviews, entrepreneurship, Kenya, politics, poverty
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.


Big Ups for Briggy Hall

Marcus Roberts | 29 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Biggy Hall, enterprise, Philippines, population control, poverty
A new project in Phillipines is helping the people set up their own food businesses - a much better way of alleviating poverty than population control.


A musical path out of poverty

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 March 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: El Sistema, music, poverty
A visionary Venezuelan programme for social development is catching on around the world.


A New UN Report on our Impending Overpopulation

Marcus Roberts | 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: Norman Borlaug, population growth, poverty, sustainable development, United Nations
Another UN report that seems heavy on headline grabbing but light on concrete proposals.


Poverty and Population

Marcus Roberts | 09 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: over-population, Population Research Institute, poverty
A short video clip on the benefits of population on poverty.


Free trade—what about third world families?

Rebekah Hebbert | 15 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: exploitation, free trade, poverty
Critics such as Greenpeace and other anti-free trade activists point, with great justice, to many abuses that are at best uncorrected, and at worst caused by free trade. And yet, is stopping free trade the answer?


As the family goes, so goes the economy

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 May 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: economics, marriage, poverty
There is an intimate relationship between our income wealth and our sexual culture.


OECD releases “first ever” report on families

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, OECD, poverty
The OECD, an alliance of richer countries, released its “first ever report on family well-being” this week, according to a press release. Considering that it has existed for 50 years, one wants to know what took it so long.


How not to solve poverty

Rebekah Hebbert | 28 April 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: minimum wage, poverty, youth unemployment
Raising the minimum wage may look generous, but whom does it benefit really?


Family breakdown in history: setting the record straight

Carolyn Moynihan | 27 April 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: family breakdown, poverty
There are basically two responses to the social problems besetting richer societies today: one traces things like crime, educational under-achievement and addiction to the breakdown of the family; the other response says it is all down to poverty.


Confessions of a Greenpeace dropout

Patrick Moore | 03 February 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: environmentalism, poverty, sustainable development
A new book tells how a founding member of the radical group became a sensible environmentalist.


Time for the good news on poverty

Michael Kirke | 01 February 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: Africa, aid, Asia, poverty
Despite all the bad economic news since the Great Recession hit, there is some spectacularly good news on poverty


Who are the happiest kids in England?

Carolyn Moynihan | 06 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: children, family meals, happiness, poverty
Who are the happiest kids in England? Twelve-year-old boys who eat meals with their families, according to a new survey of 32,000 youngsters.


How the other half lives

Carolyn Moynihan | 12 November 2010 | FEATURES |
tags: disasters, economic crisis, poverty, protest
Shame on the comfortable who riot against cutbacks when millions of people are destitute.


College educated now more likely to marry

W Bradford Wilcox | 11 October 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: cohabitation, marriage, poverty
The United States is witnessing a growing "marriage gap" between college-educated and less-educated adults, according to a report from  by the Pew Research Center. In a reversal of historic marriage trends, less-educated Americans are now less likely to be married than their college-educated fellow citizens.


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