Freedom and prosperity for all – 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. The most important principles are without doubt those that relate to the freedom of the individual, which in a free society are supported by laws and regulations that are consistent with the rule of law. Economist Walter Williams defines a free market as “voluntary exchange between individuals, free of third party intervention”. The word “voluntary” excludes force or fraud. Who can have a problem with such a basis for peaceful human interaction?
The apartheid system was characterised by authoritarian socialism, with domination by government over the entire population but with black South Africans bearing the brunt of the authoritarian policies. The FMF was founded in 1975 and spent almost 20 years arguing against apartheid and for freedom for all in a non-racial South Africa with equal rights for all. In doing so, the FMF published many books, monographs, papers and articles promoting the ideas of liberty, which it continues to do. Today, the same principles are promoted and the FMF continues to argue for a non-racial society and equalty before the law as being the best route to a prosperous and peaceful nation.
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Publish date: 01 August 2018
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