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This week’s feature article by Eustace Davie provides a detailed description of the benefits that countries can derive from pursuing high levels of economic freedom. The publication, Economic Freedom of te World, provides meticulous economic analyses of the economies 0f 159 countries covering up to 35 years of data in some cases, which show that the residents of the most economically free countries suffer less poverty and unemployment, enjoy higher average incomes and have longer lifespans than residents of less free countries. All that is required is disciplined governance based on the principles of economic freedom as set out in the annual studies.

FEATURE article  

Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report – a powerful source of information for guiding government policies – EUSTACE DAVIE

The data could not be more clear. Countries that pursue greater levels of economic freedom reap resounding benefits.

Citizens die, on average, 20 years earlier, suffer more from poverty, battle greater unemployment, receive lower average incomes and suffer higher inflation in countries with governments that follow policies opposed to economic freedom and thus have lower economic growth.

WEEKLY smile  

ANC Conference must reject ICT White Paper and Hate Speech Bill for South Africa to drop Apartheidesque communications policy


Wednesday, 22 November EVENING EVENT – Adrian Saville, @17h45 @ FMF – more info to follow

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OTHER events
27-29 October
  Libsem Wakkerstroom (non-FMF event) This year’s libertarian seminar will be held at Papillon in Wakkerstroom from 27-29 October.  The registration which includes 3 lunches, teas and coffees is R450 per person. For more information, please contact Frances Kendall on

Saturday, 4 November The Impumelelo Social Innovations Centre Award presentation in Cape Town @ Artscape Opera House, Cape Town RSVP

WORTH reading  

SA at a tipping point
Is taxation theft?
The eugenics plot of the minimum wage
Will this battle for the soul of Bitcoin destroy it?
School governing bodies outraged over plan to strip them of powers

FMF in the media  

Business Day Column Catastrophic jobless rate warrants institution of state of emergency – Leon Louw, 18 October 2017
Media releases Removing medical tax credits is yet another blow for tax payers
Open letter from Free Market Foundation to Minister Gigaba re action for SAA – and a wager

Media digest SEPTEMBER 2017 for all media coverage

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Eustace Davie – Imagine living in constant fear of losing your home
Temba A Nolutshungu – Time for South Africans to live and let live
Temba A Nolutshungu – Statist ideologies vs Individual sovereignty
Russell Lamberti – South Africa: failing economy and life after the downgrade
Jasson Urbach & Johann Serfontein – NHI pie in the sky

Martyn Davies and Leon Louw – The secret of China’s success: innovation and entrepreneurship
South Africa: The Solution (1987)

Twin Peaks - how Treasury will cost SA an additional R4,8bn per year
FMF –  A constitution worth fighting for (1996)
Leon Louw – Radical Economic Transformation
Rex van Schalkwyk – Rule of Law 1 of 2 – What it is not
Rex van Schalkwyk – Rule of Law 2 of 2 – What it is


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