Family Economics

Family economics: inflationary pressures

Rebekah Hebbert | 23 June 2011
More currency + the same amount of goods does not equal more long-term prosperity and a pony or puppy-dog for everyone.

Free trade—family boon or bust?

Rebekah Hebbert | 11 June 2011
Globalization has certainly wreaked havoc in many North American industries. But will this always be the case? And is it reason enough to curtail freedom of trade?

Beyond scary: the full price tag of childlessness

Mariette Ulrich | 09 December 2010
Sorry, I cannot divulge the cost or anystatistics behind this headline, because I just made it up. But someone ought to write that story. After all, reports about the (insert fear-mongeringadverb of choice here) high cost of parenthood are so numerous, frequentandubiquitous, that they would be boring if they didn’t make me so irate.

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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