Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

In times of recession, a population that is worried and uninformed on economic matters may help to prolong the financial misery.

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In 2008, financial speculation on over-valued US housing stock was rife. When investors awoke to the extent of the debt, Lehman Brothers went bankrupt, credit evaporated and world economies began to shrink. The global financial crisis had begun.  Richard Stephens examines the psychological effects of such bad news, and argues that the more people are worried about the economy, the […]

For over 60 years, the U.S has promoted family planning programs to protect its own interests in the developing world rather than to promote women’s empowerment.

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After the end of World War II, American fears of growing populations in the developing world led to efforts to control this population through the use of targeted foreign aid. Denise M. Horn looks at the history of U.S. efforts to protect American security and interests by encouraging population control. She argues that while the language of ‘population control’ has […]

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