Month: February 2014

Can Marriage Cure Poverty?

New York Times 4 February 2014 With Democrats and Republicans pitted against one another in a vicious election-year battle over how to alleviate poverty, marriage is the policy solution du jour. Take a speech given by Senator Marco Rubio last…

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The facts prove kids do better

Daily Telegraph 1 February 2014 CARDINAL GEORGE PELL Family structures are in the news. The push for same-sex marriage continues and in the campaign against random,   indiscriminate violence, against coward punches, the dysfunctional family life of many offenders surfaced briefly.…

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Abortions Declining in U.S., Study Finds

New York Times 2 February 2014 The abortion rate among American women declined to its lowest level in more than three decades in 2011, according to a new report released Monday that is widely considered the country’s most definitive examination…

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Is “Sex Worker” a Legitimate Phrase?

Public Discourse 3 February 2014 There’s an interesting debate about the phrase “sex work.” It’s not a phrase that’s assimilated in human-resource terminology. It’s not quite something a career counselor would recommend as a legitimate job choice. Perhaps it’s because…

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Yelling worse than smacking!

Wall Street Journal 29 Jan 2014 Nearly every parent loses control and screams at the children now and then. But what if you do it repeatedly? Researchers suspect parents are yelling more. Parents have been conditioned to avoid spanking, so…

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Reaction to smacking experiment ‘no surprise’

OneNews 31 January 2014 With smacking back in the the spotlight a social experiment has drawn some interesting results. TV ONE’s Seven Sharp hired actors to play out a scene at a park where a “naughty” child was seen to be “hit” by…

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The new ACT leader making sense

ON SMACKING You are criminalising an activity that is extremely widespread and that many ordinary people consider to be harmless, in fact many of them consider it to be virtuous. It is a dangerous extension of the law.” He said…

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