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FMF CEO Statement: From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?

 24 May 20
CEO statement: From which planet our lockdown tobacco law?…

Media release: Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately

 22 May 20
Media release: Signs that cigarette ban may last to level 1; it should be reversed immediately…

Variety is life, beware of the uniformity emerging from the pandemic

22 May 20   James Peron
Variety is life, beware of the uniformity emerging from the pandemic…

The lockdown is not prima facie lawful

21 May 20   Robert W Vivian
The lockdown is not prima facie lawful…

The Medical Aid Conundrum

21 May 20   Jasson Urbach
The Medical Aid Conundrum…

End lockdown - Free our children and grandchildren!

21 May 20   Eustace Davie
End lockdown - Free our children and grandchildren…

To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation

18 May 20   Jasson Urbach
To tackle COVID-19 we need trade collaboration and innovation…

SA must look at the many horrific results of land expropriation without compensation

15 May 20   Tom Palmer
SA must look at the many horrific results of land expropriation without compensation…

Covid-19: Let’s abandon the fake news paranoia

15 May 20   Martin van Staden
Covid-19: Let’s abandon the fake news paranoia…

Lockdown in Africa – is the treatment worse than the disease?

Lockdown in Africa – is the treatment worse than the disease?…

'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy

13 May 20   Chris Hattingh
'Flattening the curve' was intended for the virus, not the economy…

Three U.S. states introduce personal health accounts as part of government’s Medicaid scheme

11 May 20  
The Oklahoma Legislature is working to create personal health accounts (PHAs) for Medicaid enrolees. Is the United States on the verge of consumer revolution in health care, ask Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and Regina Herzlinger, Harvard Business School professor and senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute? It is too soon to…

Globalisation has resulted in a “kaleidoscope of” comparative advantage

11 May 20  
(A new vocabulary for world trade – flat, kaleidoscope – what next?) Observers of the ever-increasing globalisation of the economy argue that countries such as China and India are advancing to the point where the world is becoming "flat," says New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman. In other words, the United…

9 June: Peter Fritz presentation

11 May 20  
Click here to download 9 June: Peter Fritz presentation…

Airline tax to pay for aids drugs

11 May 20  
The United Nations estimates that it needs more than $20 billion by the end of the decade to provide preventive education and medicines to the growing number of people infected with HIV/AID’s. In response, a group of 14 nations, led by France, has proposed a tax on airline tickets that is…

Number of clinical trials declining

11 May 20  
The number of pharmaceutical industry-sponsored clinical trials has been declining since 2002, and the number of principal investigators running trials in the United States has been falling even faster, according to a study by the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development. Using information from forms submitted to Food and…

Rich claim benefits in ‘welfare nation’

11 May 20  
as millions remain trapped in poverty (Another case of Gordon Tullock’s “Welfare for the Well-to-Do”) A study entitled, "Reforming Welfare," says that Gordon Brown, the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the United Kingdom, has constructed an expensive welfare and benefits system that is "not fit for purpose" and requires a radical…

Build weatherproof economies in Africa to counter fears of climate change

11 May 20  
Scientists have established a link between agrarian productivity in Africa and weather patterns in the Atlantic: they even claim that climate change could cut the food supply by 20 to 50%. This might make sense if climate were the only factor in production but it is not—as shown by dry,…

The BP Oill Disaster

11 May 20  
We are told that the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico may represent the end of the free market system: from now on there will be regulation to govern every significant commercial activity that might hold some potentially hazardous consequence for the planet. This assessment is almost certainly correct, but…

Land expropriation without compensation is an illusion that cannot lead to a better life

11 May 20   Riaan Salie
Land expropriation without compensation is an illusion that cannot lead to a better life…

A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs

11 May 20   Chris Hattingh
A wealth tax is not the kind of structural reform SA needs…

Government is flouting the Rule of Law!

10 May 20   Jacques Jonker
Government is flouting the Rule of Law!…