Giving troubled families a stake in society

Carolyn Moynihan | 28 March 2012

Remember the riots in UK cities last August? A panel appointed by the government to study the causes published a report today places a lot of the blame on lack of work opportunities for young adults, creating a sense that they have no “stake in society”.

How did a boy from a good family become a ruthless drug lord?

Carolyn Moynihan | 09 September 2010
It can happen in the best of families that there is a bad egg. This seems to be the case with the American high school football star who became one of Mexico’s most feared and savage drug dealers, La Barbie.

Children change climate for the better

Mariette Ulrich | 08 December 2009
As the climate change summit opens in Copenhagen, the UN Population Fund’s recent message is still ringing in my ears: more babies will undermine attempts to stop global warming.

Family Edge looks at news and trends affecting the family in the light of human dignity. Our focus is the inspiring, creative, humorous, annoying, ridiculous, and dangerous ideas in the evening news. Send tips and brainwaves to the editor, Tamara Rajakariar, at tamara.rajakariar@

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