FMF NEWSLETTER 23 January 2019


FMF NEWSLETTER 23 January 2019   

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ARTICLE of the week  

The plight of the poor should be our focus, not inequality – CHRIS HATTINGH

According to Oxfam, a new billionaire was created every two days in 2018. What an incredible, remarkable phenomenon. Never have people created so much wealth for themselves through businesses and trading. Before the advent of capitalism, the only way wealth could be created was through force. Why are we decrying the remarkable effects of freedom -- that you can make wealth by producing goods and services for others?

Throughout the years, Oxfam never adequately answered the question of how the people it condemns created their wealth in the first place. Wealth, in and of itself, is not immoral. To create wealth for oneself and one’s descendants, you look at the world around you, taking into consideration available resources, talents and interests. You find opportunities in the needs and desires of other people. At the most fundamental level, to create wealth, you must think. Creating wealth means that you need to appeal to people’s interests -- you cannot force them to give you their money.

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Wednesday, 30 January  2019 EVENING EVENT How to stop expropriation without compensation Speaker: Mark Oppenheimer 17:45 for 18:15 @ FMF RSVP

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Latest FREE MARKETEERS podcasts  

Oxfam's irrational obsession with inequality
Race, State Capture, and the Reserve Bank
Expropriation, inequality, and capital vs labour

WORTH reading  

Oxfam’s inequality claims aren’t just misleading. They’re untrue
What is classical liberalism?
A dangerous year ahead

FMF in the media  

SABC interview Corruption and discretionary powers – Leon Louw, 17 Jan 2019
Media releases
Another year, another phony Oxfam “Inequality” Report
Khaya Lam Land Reform Project kicks off the new year with 101 title deeds
Media Digest & Cuttings DECEMBER 2018 for all media coverage



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