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Feature article: Labour crisis is a failure of the state, not the market

27 December 2012
MARIKANA was inevitable, predictable and a consequence of the persistent failure to enforce the rule of law.…

The mystery ingredient in the formation of capitalism

26 December 2012
The mystery ingredient in the formation of capitalism When you picture a monastery, the last thing that comes to mind is commerce.  However, it’s in this most unlikely of settings where modern capitalism was birthed, incubated and developed to today’s worldwide acknowledgement and acceptance. Belgian scholar Henri Pirenne noted “… that all…

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SA cannot afford "free" healthcare

19 Dec 12   Jasson Urbach
As the ongoing debacle in the Gauteng Department of Health’s financial department continues, we are repeatedly told that the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) will fix South Africa’s healthcare crisis. But if the mismanagement of funds in the country’s financial hub is anything to go by, what reason is there…

The broken South African family, a threat to the economy

19 Dec 12   Katlego Moatshe
The South African economy is under assault from all sides. The attack comes in a wide variety of shapes and forms, from stubbornly high unemployment to sluggish jobless growth, to strikes and general labour unrest. There is, however, a more insidious threat that we as a nation have been slow…

Basel’s capital curse

19 Dec 12   Steve H Hanke
In the aftermath of the financial crisis, the oracles of money and banking have been beating the drums for “recapitalization” – telling us that, to avoid future crises, banks must be made stronger. To accomplish this, governments across the developed world are compelling banks to raise fresh capital and strengthen…

ChannelFMF Video: A Christmas wish for South Africa

19 Dec 12   Temba A Nolutshungu
A Christmas wish for South Africa in this video by Temba Nolutshungu…

King’s Lynn hospital unveils new smoking shelter after ban fails

18 Dec 12   FMF Policy Bulletin
Queen Elizabeth Hospital gives-up banning smoking from West Norfolk site The first of three smoking shelters at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital has been completed. Costing £17,000, the shelters are being installed five years after a smoking ban was put on the entire site which proved impossible to enforce. The new shelters, one of…

Growth theories and their application to the beloved country

11 Dec 12   FMF Policy Bulletin
Governing the market? Even so, the 20th century has produced enough evidence to make possible general statements about the conditions under which economic development is most (and least) likely to take place. Controlled laboratory experiments may rarely be feasible when humans are involved, but the course of history has produced massive…