Tag Archives: Africa

Fiat Money and Business Cycles in Emerging Markets

Roger McKinney has a good piece over at Mises.org. It is useful because it describes very simply  how Fed policy with the world’s reserve currency can internationalise the business cycle. This is relevant in particular for our African and South African … Continue reading

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Tax rankings: The seen and unseen

Mega bean counters PwC have released their 2013 global Paying Taxes rankings.  As much as government slaughters companies in SA with heavy corporate taxes, provisional tax collection that kills cash flow, and other kinds of extractive coercion, the country as … Continue reading

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The United States of Africa

From The Washington Post: “OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — The U.S. military is expanding its secret intelligence operations across Africa, establishing a network of small air bases to spy on terrorist hideouts from the fringes of the Sahara to jungle terrain … Continue reading

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