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- Joe Johansen on Don’t forget SARB QE: Part 2
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- Daniel on BOE: “Money creation in the modern economy”
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- Say’s Law, Credit Expansion & the Business Cycle March 14, 2014
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- Eersteklas ekonomiese satire: Die Petisie van die Kersmakers November 25, 2013
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Monthly Archives: April 2014
In die afgelope Sondag se Rapport wys ek op die ooreenkomste tussen die jongste grondhervormingsplanne van minister Gugile Nkwinti en die veelgeprese Nasionale Ontwikkelingsplan van minister Trevor Manuel. Soos lesers van hierdie blog en ChrisLBecker.com reeds vanaf Junie 2012* weet: … Continue reading
by David Stockman The mainstream recovery narrative has an astounding “recency bias”. According to all the CNBC talking heads, the 192,000 NFP jobs gain reported on Friday constituted another “strong” report card. Well, let’s see. Approximately 75 months ago (December 2007) at the cyclical peak before … Continue reading
In what must read like something from a parallel universe to non-South Africans (and non-Zimbabweans, for that matter), South Africa’s department of Rural Development and Land Reform last week released its latest proposal for land reform. Far from limiting itself … Continue reading
Excellent piece by David Gordon at Mises.org regarding Rothbard’s and Machlup’s differing interpretations of Mises’ methodological approach to economic theory (the a priori aspect of Mises’ praxeology). In “Mises and the Diminished A Priori“, Gordon assesses recent claims (cited by Peter Boettke) by Gabriel … Continue reading
Yesterday, Tuesday the 1st of April 2014, marked the day when “credit amnesty” kicked in for millions of South Africans. The dispensation requires credit bureaus by law to expunge consumer credit history on accounts that had been in default and … Continue reading