Monthly Archives: July 2012

Menger, Mises en Hayek in ‘n Afrikaanse handboek (1957)

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

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Steyn City – A Privately Funded and Owned City In Gauteng

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

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A rather significant victory against Intellectual Monopoly

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

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The Modus Operandi of Cronyism

Lobbying the state for protection from products the free market desires more than yours.

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The ECB is surely going to print money?

This + This + This = Rising likelihood of serious money printing by the European Central Bank.

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The 1 Habit of Highly Ineffective Countries

Lesotho could be about to copy those great bastions of prosperity: Zimbabwe, Venezuela, Argentina…and just about every other socialist hovel on the planet.

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Crisis On The Cape Flats Caused By Decades of Social Engineering

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

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Re: Communist Confusion

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

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Another Major Central Plan Destined To Fail Nearing Completion

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

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Vavi Hates Walmart Despite Them Lowering Prices For The Entire Buying Public

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

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