FMF NEWSLETTER 16 FEBRUARY 2017

21 February 2017
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FMF NEWSLETTER 16 FEBRUARY  2017 

 
EDITORIAL  

Dear friend of the FMF

This week’s feature article explores the age-old truth that the more power government has, the more corrupt people it will attract. The author explains that, while some laws are necessary, South Africans are hindered by thousands of arbitrary laws. New laws will not make the country prosperous; reducing arbitrary laws will help increase prosperity much more than the efforts of the most well-intentioned politician.

FEATURE article  

Ever expanding governments breed corruption – REX VAN SCHALKWYK

Publius Cornelius Tacitus, who lived during the first century AD, gave this warning: “The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws”. It was an equation – of an unusual kind – based upon no mathematical or scientific model, it was based on an observation of social behaviour; what later academic studies have described as behavioural science, a science known for its inexactitude. Tacitus’ wisdom has, however, withstood the test of the millennia.

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WORTH reading  

Hate speech law may well curb all manner of freedoms
LETTER: Grow demand for labour
Sugar tax a lite fix for a heavy problem
Unemployment rate up 2% to 26,5% year-on-year - StatsSA
MTN SA CEO Mteto Nyati: “I have a dream for SA in 2017… A Nordic aspiration”

FMF in the media  

Business Day column  Hate speech law may well curb all manner of freedoms – Leon Louw 15 February 2017
Media digest DECEMBER 2016 for all media coverage

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* NEW Dr Yuri Maltsev – Trump's economics, the Putin-Trump relationship, and the state of the US economy
* NEW Leon Louw & Dobek Pater – Telecoms policy will set back SA’s development by decades
Mark Oppenheimer – Free speech: A vanishing right

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