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The economist: Government trying to stimulate a rise in total fertility rates?

September 20, 2010 by

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On Sept. 16th, 2010, The economist published an article entitled: an excercise in fertility In Asia’s “little tigers”, big families went out of vogue decades ago, and have stayed there Whose to blame for the decline in fertility rates in the rich economies of south east Asia? It is true that as income grows, the […]

Levathian Inc.

August 9, 2010 by

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Governments seem to have forgotten that picking industrial winners nearly always fails.  Government intervention seems to have become a global phenomenon.  Long gone are the fears of unintended consequences.  The last major financial crisis has been used by politicians to make the concept of a “nanny state” more and more acceptable.  The economist makes a compelling argument why […]