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MONDAY, 29 FEBRUARY 2016
Hello everyone, today I thought that I'd share with you a short video from Bloomberg Business to start your week (go through to this link here). As demographic stagnation and decline continues throughout the years ahead I expect it to become much more of a "news" item. Which will be a bit of a change from the population bomb hysteria of not too long ago...- See more at: http://www.mercatornet.com/demography/view/the-demographics-of-stagnation/17676#sthash.ilhyO1lH.dpuf
There have been many tributes and commentaries referring to the “legacy” of the late US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, but for me, none made it as clear as today’s article by Brian Fitzpatrick exactly what that word means.
It doesn’t mean just a collection of brilliant (often dissenting) opinions, or a philosophy. No. Justice Scalia leaves behind a movement, and an organised movement at that, of people committed to carrying forward his conviction that unelected judges should leave lawmaking to the democratic process. Long may it flourish.
In other articles today Denyse O’Leary looks further into the Apple-FBI dispute over unlocking an assassin’s iPhone; Marcus Roberts links to an important roundtable discussion on Bloomberg Business about the economic significance of low fertility; and Xavier Symons nails down what Pope Francis did not say about contraception in a high-altitude press conference
|Scalia’s impact on the Supreme Court|
Brian Fitzpatrick | FEATURES | 29 February 2016
He was a powerful spokesman for the movement against judicial activism.
|The demographics of stagnation|
Marcus Roberts | DEMOGRAPHY IS DESTINY | 29 February 2016
Bloomberg Business discusses a subject close to this blog's heart
|Apple vs. FBI: Free internet is at stake|
Denyse O'Leary | CONNECTING | 26 February 2016
Few analysts agree with the FBI that it would end with just this one case. It can't.
|Has the Zika virus changed Catholic thinking on contraception?|
Xavier Symons | ABOVE | 29 February 2016
In a word, no.
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