FMF NEWSLETTER 4 November 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 4 November 2020   
FMF update  

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

New FMF article  

Economic freedom of Mauritius explains its current success Eustace Davie

Mauritius is of serious significance to countries in the Africa sphere. Its high ranking means that the economy of the country is organised in a manner that brings great benefits to its inhabitants.

This island country is ranked 7th out of 162 countries in the Economic Freedom of the World Report 2020.

Mauritius has increased its economic freedom ranking from 43rd in 1990 (SA 61st ) to 7th in 2018 (SA 90th). GDP per capita in constant 2017 US$ increased for Mauritians from $7,990 to $22,208 (177.95%). Over the same period South Africa’s GDP per capita increased from $10,296 to $12,631 (22.68%).

To read further, please click here.

GTIPA Perspectives  

The latest FMF research contributions to the Global Trade and Innovation Policy Alliance:
Nations' trade policy priorities for the year ahead
The importance of e-commerce, digital trade, and maintaining the WTO e-commerce customs duty moratorium
COVID-19 Impacts on public health and the economy of GTIPA member nations

Latest Free Marketeers episodes (listen, subscribe, share)  

UK lockdown 2.0 and upcoming US election
Walking the tightrope - Analysing the 2020 MTBPS with Dawie Roodt

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FMF in the media  

FMF articles Social media capitalism and its robber barons, influencers...Zakhele Mthembu
The pending Sports Bill would violate the Rule of Law Gary Moore

Khaya Lam video Clanwilliam title deed ceremony

Khaya Lam media release  Personal touch in the presentation of title deeds in Pniel - FMF’s Khaya Lam and Stellenbosch Municipality

Quarterly Review: July 2020 – September 2020
Media Digest & Cuttings October 2020 for all media coverage

Human Action
A new movie, produced by the Freedom and Entrepreneurship Foundation, on one of the most important economists in history – Ludwig von Mises.
Click here to watch.

Worth readings  
Paul Johnson on why we should "beware intellectuals"
Ramaphosa’s recovery plan: A tipping point for energy and infrastructure – or another missed opportunity?
Govt spending 36% of GDP – significant reductions needed, says Treasury #MTBPS

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