FMF NEWSLETTER 23 May 2018    

Dear friend of the FMF

In this week’s feature article, Martin van Staden contends that Johannesburg’s “inclusionary housing” policy will only cause the opposite of what it is intended to achieve. Known as the “cobra effect”, government’s solutions to problems, he says, usually only exacerbate what they were meant to solve. According to the author the inclusionary housing policy will make housing more expensive for everyone and reduce the amount of housing available, especially for the poor. Government interference in the provision of housing interferes with market prices and drives up costs.

FEATURE article  

Snake in the grass with Joburg housing policy – MARTIN VAN STADEN

Something all politically-conscious South Africans often forget is that the road to Hell is paved with good intentions. Whether the intention is to achieve easier access to housing, smoking regulations, or safeguarding us when dealing with financial services, the inquiry often just stops at “what does the policy seek to achieve?” and looks no further. Because smoking regulations are intended to safeguard public health and protect the rights of non-smokers, people generally throw their support behind it without regard to the real consequences and implications of those regulations.

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Wednesday, 23 May 2018 MEDIA BRIEFING – Terence Corrigan (IRR) and Temba Nolutshungu (FMF) – Expropriation without compensation – Betrayal of the struggle @ FMF – RSVP

Wednesday, 30 May 2018 EVENING EVENT – Cecelia Kok (FNS)   Are you free to be you? A talk on individual freedom and identity politics  @ FMF RSVP

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DIRECTORS' quotes  

WORTH reading  

SA is heading down a dangerous path
Why more regulations won’t fix the financial sector’s problems
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FMF in the media  

Media release New Tobacco Bill anti-poor and racist; impact assessment missing
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Media digest APRIL 2018 for all media coverage

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