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The fundamental reason for belief in socialism

 04 Dec 18
Here is a simple question that will tell you whether you believe in capitalism, communism or socialism.…

Black Friday: A celebration of economic freedom

 03 Dec 18
Today is the latest iteration of the Black Friday phenomenon, with ordinary people rushing to store to cash in on the best deals, spending their hard-earned money.…

To prosper, ensure a free economy (it worked for Mauritius)

28 Nov 18   Jasson Urbach
According to the latest, annual Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) report, SA’s economic freedom ranking has declined dramatically from 46th position in 2000 to 110th this year…

Economic growth and freedom the key ingredients for transformation

27 Nov 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Freedom is the most important human right. Over the years, people of all nationalities, races and cultures have always migrated from oppressive regimes to countries where they enjoy greater freedom.…

Who invented the term ‘capitalism’ and why

26 Nov 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
The economic system known as “capitalism” is the only system that guarantees every individual their personal liberty.…

SAA – more of the same mistakes promises more of the same hardships

21 Nov 18   James Peron
There is a humorous saying: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.”…

South Africans need a radical solution: capitalism

13 Nov 18   Chris Hattingh
Collectivism, in all its forms, has been tried, and has failed, all around the world. It will never work even if different people are put in charge.…

Economic freedom most rapidly reduces poverty

22 Oct 18   Eustace Davie
South Africa’s Economic Freedom of the World ranking this year is 110th as compared to 46th in 2000 out of the countries measured.…

Media release: Braking [sic] News: Ex Finance Minister Nene’s shelved medium-term budget leaked to FMF

22 Oct 18   FMF Media Release
A copy of ex Finance Minister Nene’s proposed Medium Term Budget (MTB) has been leaked to various organisations in the interest of the public’s right to know.…

The malign folly of "stakeholder" theory

15 Oct 18   Chris Hattingh
The only social responsibility of business is to use its resources and occupy its energies in the generation of wealth, so long as it stays within the rules of the game, which are to engage in open and free competition, without deception or fraud.…

Media release: Things are worse than they seem: error in World Bank data sees SA slip further in EFW 2018 rankings

11 Oct 18  
South Africa now ranks 110 out of 162 in the Economic Freedom of the World (EFW) 2018 index. It had been reported that SA’s ranking was 94. However, following an error in World Bank data, spotted and investigated by Free Market Foundation’s (FMF) Eus…

Less freedom, lower growth: What we should learn from international indices

10 Oct 18   Dr Richard J. Grant
It is a common temptation, in the months before an election, for politicians to promise the moon to those voters they fear might be attracted to the similarly lofty promises of a rival party.…

Media release: South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries measured in the Economic Freedom of the World Report

10 Oct 18  
South Africa ranks 94 out of 162 countries and territories according to their economic system.…

Stop making laws to which nobody adheres

09 Oct 18   Martin van Staden
The law is supposed to fulfil two important functions in society: protecting people’s persons and property, and conflict avoidance.…

Regulating Airbnb encourages anti-competitive behaviour

04 Oct 18   Chris Hattingh
The Tourism Business Council of SA (TBCSA) has called on government to regulate Airbnb in South Africa.…

The incredible growth of the middle class

03 Oct 18   James Peron
The world is fast approaching an incredible milestone in human development: for the first time in history more than half the world’s population will be middle class.…

We all benefit from freedom

12 Sep 18   James Peron
One of the oddities of freedom is we all benefit from freedom we are unable to utilise ourselves. There are many things, for instance, that I am free to do but which I am unable to do.…

Media release: Rein in government to end recession

06 Sep 18   FMF Media Release
The causes of South Africa’s economic woes are domestic and invariably emanate from policy decisions.…

Population explosion: Is the end nigh?

03 Sep 18   James Peron
Paul Ehrlich says the collapse of civilization is a “near certainty” within decades – again. Well, given how awful his track record has been, I’m happy to hear it.…

Trade improves human wellbeing

02 Aug 18   James Peron
Does anyone think Americans would be richer if each of the fifty states had restrictions on trade with the other states?…

Freedom and prosperity for all

01 Aug 18   Ayanda Khumalo
Given the current economic situation in the country characterised by low growth, more people are coming to appreciate the sound moral, philosophical, and economic underpinnings of a free market economy.…

Die tirannie van politieke korrektheid

27 Jul 18   Temba A Nolutshungu
Vryheid van uitdrukking en individuele vryheid in die algemeen is voorvereistes vir 'n vrye, oop en gelyke samelewing soos beloof in die Grondwet, maar hierdie vryheid is altyd in 'n moeilike posisie in enige samelewing, veral in Suid-Afrika.…