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Monthly Archives: June 2012
Two translations of the first known mention of Gresham’s Law: bad money – with the aid of forceful intervention – drives out good money. From The Frogs, by Aristophanes (400 BC) comes a passage that rings as true today as … Continue reading
Even after the government created a hyperinflation by printing the money it borrowed and spent, that ultimately destroyed the economy of Zimbabwe, citizens of Zimbabwe still don’t understand the solution to their social and economic ills. Cathy Buckle writes the … Continue reading
SARS. South African Revenue Service. The State Bureau of Legislated Theft most people refer to as tax. They’re desperate. You see when the government can’t won’t stop spending, and economic growth slows, and you can’t just keep printing and borrowing, … Continue reading
Below is the Ludwig von Mises Institute SA’s letter to the editor of Business Day published today. It is in response to Russell Loubser’s – a non-executive director of SAA – weak attempt to justify continued state ownership of SAA. … Continue reading
Vandag in Die Burger: hoe om ondernemingsgees te breek. “Ons het te veel onwettige aktiwiteite en besighede in Suid-Afrika wat die ruimte beperk vir Suid-Afrikaanse besighede om suksesvol te wees. Ons moet dié onwettige besighede vasvat,” het dr. Rob Davies, … Continue reading
Expats living in China are reporting that actual Chinese price inflation is much higher than official reports, according to CNBC. One person says his utility bill has doubled in five months. (h/t EPJ Daily Alert) I was in Galleries Lafayette, … Continue reading
Russell: in your earlier post, it is worth noting the bright ray of light shining through thanks to the collapse of state ‘services’, this time in the education space. “Demand for private schools rockets,” reads the heading between the two … Continue reading