viernes, 16 de diciembre de 2016

MercatorNet: Merry Christmas all!

MercatorNet: Merry Christmas all!
Merry Christmas all!

Merry Christmas all!

And a look back at 2016.
Marcus Roberts | Dec 16 2016 | comment 

Well, all good things must come to an end, and the 2016 Demography is Destiny blog is no exception. So this is the last blogpost of what has been a remarkable year. I started off looking at the migration crisis in Germany and Lebanon.  We looked at the demography of US Supreme Court judges in the wake of Justice Scalia's death,  Japan's population decline reflected in the official 2015 census results and Lord Sacks' concern that we were witnessing the end of Western Europe
And then there was Trump and the election and Trump again
For light relief we looked at the Bunny Book, Iceland's run at Euro 2016, the movie Brooklyn and a unique migration opportunity to a small town in New Zealand's South Island.  All in all a busy year on the population/demography front. 
New Zealand's summer is just cranking up and now we have a few weeks off for Christmas and New Years' and a summer break. Our family is planning to be with Shannon's family in Auckland for Christmas and then down to visit my family a few days later. We hope you all have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday wherever you are in the world.
Thank you all for reading this year and we look forward to bringing you more posts in 2017...who knows what excitement awaits us next year!!

Dear Readers: The team at MercatorNet wish you and your families a very happy Christmas and New Year. Thank you for staying with us on the journey to becoming one of the internet’s most addictive websites. And a special thanks to all those who have donated recently.
We are closing up shop for a while, until January 9. For now, we hope you enjoy today’s varied Christmas menu – and take Joseph Bottum’s advice for the feast ahead:
Break out into song, if you can. Break out into sentimentality, if you can stand it. Break out into extravagance and vulgarity and the gimcrack Christmas doodads and the branches breaking under the weight of their ornaments. Break out into charity and goodwill. But however you do it, just break out. What other response could we have to the joyous news of the Nativity that God has broken in, smashing the ordinary world by descending in the flesh?

Carolyn Moynihan
Deputy Editor,

Our pick of the films of 2016
By Staff of MercatorNet
MercatorNet’s nominations for the best entertainment of the past year
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Joyous surrender: a rhapsody in red (and green)
By Joseph Bottum
However you do it at Christmas, just break out.
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Christmas is not for Christians
By Campbell Markham
Even if the French Council of State thinks it is.
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Merry Christmas all!
By Marcus Roberts
And a look back at 2016.
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The voiceless victims of domestic violence
By Greg Donnelly
The unborn child is often a victim too, but who is held accountable?
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Russia and the US election hacks: sorting through the confusion
By Jeffrey Pawlick
Did Putin really share Democrat secrets?
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Regretting motherhood is a symptom of 21st century anti-natalism
By Carolyn Moynihan
Bristol Palin has copped the sharp end of this ideology.
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The plan revealed at Christmas
By James Schall SJ
The birth in Bethlehem makes the drama of human life intelligible
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Linking headlines: post-truth, euthanasia and elder abuse
By Margaret Somerville
Feelings trump facts when thinking about euthanasia
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Donald Trump claims torture ‘works’ – but what does the science say?
By Coral Dando
Treating detainees as human beings produces far more reliable information
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Mamas are doing it for themselves
By Tamara El-Rahi
It takes a community to raise a child, but how much help should parents accept?
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