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Venezuela is a prime example of the human cost of socialism

 05 Feb 19
After an election marred by a boycott from the opposition and allegations of vote-rigging, Nicolás Maduro was sworn in for a second term as Venezuelan president.…


Black Friday: A celebration of economic freedom

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.…

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.”…

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.…

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.…

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.…

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.…

Blame political elite for poverty and lack of economic freedom

13 Jun 18   Martin van Staden
There has been much talk recently about the "inadequacy" of SA’s 1994 political transition, which led to the 1996 Constitution.…

Water for all and water for none

27 Feb 18   Dr Richard J. Grant
Cape Town is not the first city to face a drought, but it is predicted to be the first major city to run out of water.…