FMF NEWSLETTER 19 August 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 19 August 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  

Why state stimulus measures are like (bad) karma – Neil Emerick

Governments around the world have embarked on the greatest financial experiment of all time. That experiment has been labelled by the media as “stimulus” and involves a mixture of government aid, tax relief, unemployment payments and central bank money manipulation on the grandest scale imaginable.

We’re tripping over the financial crisis can that was kicked down the road in 2008/2009, but instead of addressing the issue of national profligacy, governments are doubling down.

To read further, please click here.

Latest FMF event video   

A horrible budget in horrible times  Dawie Roodt

SAVE the dates   

Thursday, 10 September 2020 POSSIBLE launch of "Economic Freedom of the World 2020" @ FMF – more info to follow
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

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FMF in the media  

Media release  Draft 5G tower policy threatens property rights in SA
Media release  Draft regulations on Film and Publications Board are Internet Censorship

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

FMF interview on eNCA Govt forcing people to ignore lockdown regulations – Chris Hattingh
FMF interview on BizNews Upacking Davis judgement which lays into NDZ's "irrational" lockdown regulations – Leon Louw, FMF CEO

FMF article The West may have to fight each other off for African labour to sustain welfare states James Peron

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 July 2020 for all media coverage

Worth readings  

Longer lockdowns associated with much worse economic outcomes
Foreign investors are losing interest in South African bonds
How Central Banks made the covid panic worse


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