Gender issues and sustainable development: we need to pay more attention

July 16, 2014
2014.07.16 The term ‘sustainable development’ was first used by the Brundtland Commission in its 1987 report Our Common Future. It defined sustainable development as “development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” Two factors critical to sustainable development are access, at reasonable coats,

Immigrants using ‘proxy’ marriages to dodge Britain’s visa laws

July 11, 2014
2014.07.11 The sham weddings allow an EU citizen to marry another person in a ceremony outside the EU at which neither the bride or groom are required to be present. Instead, stand-ins take “vows” on their behalf – and a marriage certificate is issued which can then be used in Britain to win residency rights

Poll: What is morally acceptable?

June 9, 2014
2014.06.09 For the past 12 years Gallup has been conducting a poll on moral acceptability in America. Gallup published the 2014 results on May 30th. This year’s findings are a disturbing indication of the break down in the general morality of the American public. Contraceptives are largely accepted as moral by nearly all Americans. Additionally between 60%

The future of the family in an age of female breadwinners

May 30, 2014
2014.05.30 A new Pew report on “Breadwinner Moms” notes that 40 percent of families with children under 18 now have the mother as the primary or sole breadwinner in the family. While this rapid transformation — that figure was 11 percent in 1960 — is scaring some backward commentators, there are real problems created by the

Married to the mortgage

May 27, 2014
2014.05.27 China’s communists attacked many bourgeois institutions after taking power in 1949. But marriage was not one of them. On the contrary, they enacted a marriage law in 1950, four years before they introduced a constitution. The pressure to marry remains heavy in today’s China, where almost 80% of adults have tied the knot at

Reports shows failure in decreasing violence

May 16, 2014
2014.05.16 The incidence of rape and sexual assaults does not seem to be decreasing despite extensive gender equality work, says researcher Siri Thoresen. Studies from Norway and Sweden show that many rape victims never tell anybody about their experience because of the inherent taboo problem. Although the Nordic countries have come a long way in

Former IVY League Prof exposes sexual revolution’s destruction, deceit

May 2, 2014
2014.05.02 For decades, the Sexual Revolution has promoted the guilt-free, do-whatever-feels-right culture, telling men and women to put their desires above all else – children, marriage vows, Godly principles and the like. The social movement has left a devastating path of destruction in the form of broken hearts, broken families and broken lives. One former

When did traditional family values become wrong?

April 28, 2014
2014.04.28 We often hear that the gay rights movement is a continuation of, or at least similar to, the civil rights movement of the early 1960s and that people who insist that traditional lifestyles are best for their communities, businesses, schools and families are akin to the Ku Klux Klan. We are told that the

Shocking facts about the deindustrialization of America that everyone should know

April 7, 2014
2014.04.07 How long can America continue to burn up wealth? How long can this nation continue to consume far more wealth than it produces? The trade deficit is one of the biggest reasons for the steady decline of the U.S. economy, but many Americans don’t even understand what it is. Basically, we are buying far

The Federal Reserve seems quite serious about tapering – So what comes next?

April 1, 2014
2014.04.01 Will this be the year when the Fed’s quantitative easing program finally ends? For a long time, many analysts were proclaiming that the Fed would never taper. But then it started happening. Then a lot of them started talking about how “the untaper” was right around the corner. That hasn’t happened either. It looks