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

September 20, 2010 by


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 […]

Social safety nets … at what cost?

February 23, 2010 by


  Public provision of private goods comes at a great cost to our living standard.  The notion that social spending has a negative effect on economic activity has been the center of many public policy debates for nearly four decades.  The results of many academic research papers have consistently shown that public spending on social […]