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Monthly Archives: July 2012
Verbeel jou ‘n ekonomie-handboek wat verwys na Menger, Böhm-Bawerk, Mises, Hayek, Hutt, Lachmann en meer! Wél, tot my groot genot het ek afgekom op ‘n Afrikaanse handboek, “Ekonomie – ‘n Inleidende Studie” (1957), van Schumann, Franzsen en De Kock. Die … Continue reading
Douw Steyn, the billionaire entrepreneur (Auto & General, Dial Direct), is building a 700 ha city on the outskirts of Johannesburg called Steyn City. Steyn City will have “a capacity of some 11 000 residential units with the full spectrum of … Continue reading
IP stands for ‘intellectual property’. It’s an erroneous concept. There is no such thing as intellectual property. Property is something physical, scarce, and exclusive. Ideas are not property. What we should really call IP is intellectual privilege, granted by government … Continue reading
Lesotho could be about to copy those great bastions of prosperity: Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Argentina…and just about every other socialist hovel on the planet.
Most people, including Helen Zille, place the blame of the drug related gang warfare on the Cape Flats at the feet of, well, you guessed it, drugs and alcohol. But why would drug-related gangsterism affect only a portion of the … Continue reading
Piet le Roux writes in a comment that: “Jeremy Cronin has replied to Tim Cohen. Cronin conflates capitalism and crony capitalism, which explains why he doesn’t take some of his acute observations to the accurate conclusion that it is the … Continue reading
The central planners at the National Planning Commission are set to release another major central planning initiative for South Africa by August, in time for the annual lekgotla. The dreams and goals of individuals and households will be secondary to … Continue reading
Zwelinzima Vavi, general secretary of Cosatu, thinks that potential job losses due to the Walmart entrance into SA is more important than the renewed competition in the sector that has resulted in lower prices being charged to the entire buying public, … Continue reading