FMF NEWSLETTER 13 February 2019


FMF NEWSLETTER 13 February 2019   

Thank you to our donors and sponsors!

We are delighted to announce the success of the 2018/19 FMF R1 Million Challenge. We reached our target of R1 Million with the support of our wonderful donors and sponsors. The FMF is working on several projects that are expected to have a considerable positive influence on events in South Africa. The incredible generosity and steadfast moral support of our friends make the FMF’s vital work possible. We are truly grateful to all of you.

ARTICLE of the week  

Ignore Oxfam’s incessant red herring DIONÉ HARLEY
Reduce poverty through jobs & reduce inequality through education

Oxfam is at it again. With their latest report we are back to the same old mantra: wealth inequality is on the rise and the only solution is to tax the hell out of the rich. Further reflection reveals that the solution isn’t that simple. But first, some relevant distinctions.

Wealth and income

Wealth and income inequality are not synonymous. Wealth refers to a stock of valuable possessions – cash, shares and bonds, a house, a car. It’s also notoriously difficult to measure: property shares could be held in trusts, making it tricky to link them to individuals, and the prices of assests can fluctuate, or only be determinable once the item is sold. Income refers to a flow of money indivduals receive, such as wages from employment.

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AD HOC FMF article  

Bad economics is killing rhino  JAMES PERON

Latest FMF event videos (WATCH)  
Mark Oppenheimer  How to stop expropriation without compensation

Wednesday, 27 February  2019 EVENING EVENT So that was the budget: what now for South Africa?  Speaker: Dawie Roodt – 17:45 for 18:15 @ FMF RSVP

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Latest FREE MARKETEERS podcasts  

The President's empty State of the Nation address
Myths of land reform, Ramaphosa's hot air, and property rights

WORTH reading  

Understanding the difference between hampered markets and socialism 
Why “your” house is yours in a way that “your” country is not  
Taxation is no way to spur innovation

FMF in the media  

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