Life to the full: the dangers of material wealth and spiritual poverty
In helping developing countries, we must remember that human welfare cannot be reduced to a rising GDP.
For richer, for poorer: the difference marriage makes to family fortunes
If we care about the poor we ought to care about marriage.
Husbands or birth control: which pulls women out of poverty?
Nicole M. King
| 06 August 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |
Mandate of the People
| 01 February 2013 | FEATURES |
Politics can be dirty, but it will be cleaner if decent people get involved.
Big Ups for Briggy Hall
| 29 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
A visionary Venezuelan programme for social development is catching on around the world.
A New UN Report on our Impending Overpopulation
| 01 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
Another UN report that seems heavy on headline grabbing but light on concrete proposals.
Poverty and Population
| 09 November 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
A short video clip on the benefits of population on poverty.
Free trade—what about third world families?
| 15 June 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
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
There is an intimate relationship between our income wealth and our sexual culture.
OECD releases “first ever” report on families
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
Raising the minimum wage may look generous, but whom does it benefit really?
Family breakdown in history: setting the record straight
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
| 03 February 2011 | FEATURES |
A new book tells how a founding member of the radical group became a sensible environmentalist.
Time for the good news on poverty
| 01 February 2011 | FEATURES |
Despite all the bad economic news since the Great Recession hit, there is some spectacularly good news on poverty
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