FMF NEWSLETTER 16 September 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 16 September 2020   
FMF update  

To all our supporters, members, friends, and the South African public, please take all necessary steps to remain safe and healthy in these very difficult times. 

The FMF has been hard at work researching the impact of the lockdown, especially the impact of regulations on poorer South Africans.

To read all of the FMF's work on the COVID-19 lockdown thus far, click here.

New FMF article  

Perils of rising state power and dwindling personal rights –  Richard Grant

Much of SA history over the past century can be explained by a simple observation: not all corruption is due to socialism, but all socialism brings corruption.

Apartheid was not a market phenomenon but a statist intervention to thwart the market relationships that would have brought people together in co-operative endeavours. The same is true of the current form of apartheid that is called, euphemistically, BEE and denoted by an evolving chain of Bs and Es. Corruption of language and thought is both a side effect of socialism and a deliberate technique employed by its vanguard or promoters.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

Where does SA rank in 2020 Economic Freedom of the World report?

SAVE the date  

Wednesday, 30 September 2020 PROBABLE launch of EWC second edition "Security of property rights in South Africa: a critical response to expropriation without compensation" @ FMF – more info to follow

Latest Free Marketeers episode (listen, subscribe, share)  
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FMF in the media  

Media releases FMF tribute to George Bizos
Global economic freedom was up slightly in the past year South Africa ranks 90th among 162 jurisdictions

FMF CEO Statement  On the declaration of the illegality of lockdown regulations

FMF interview on eNCA SA's economic freedom ranking improvesLeon Louw, FMF CEO
FMF interview on SAFM Worldwide launch: Economic Freedom of the World: 2020 Annual Report – Leon Louw, FMF CEO

FMF article As the lockdown is normalised, is the rule of man overriding our liberties?Zakhele Mthembu

FMF video, in partnership with Atlas Network – Khaya Lam  Upward Globility: Whose land is it anyway? | South Africa

Quarterly Review: April 2020 – June 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings August 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

The cognitive biases behind society's response to COVID-19
Residential rental arrears above 25%, vacancies top 11%
The police seem to like their lockdown power a little too much


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