FMF NEWSLETTER 9 December 2020


FMF NEWSLETTER 9 December 2020   
Professor Walter E. Williams (1936 – 2020)  

The FMF observes with great sadness, and a profound sense of loss, the passing of the great economist and teacher, Walter E. Williams. May his work continue to have a positive impact on many people’s lives and thinking in the future.

New FMF article  

Chile’s constitutional choice: lessons from SA – Martin van Staden

In an October 2020 referendum the voting public of the Republic of Chile overwhelmingly approved the idea of drafting a new constitution. The new constitution is expected to be ratified by about August 2022.

The SA constitution has regularly been lauded, both locally and internationally, as one of the best in the world, so it would be unsurprising if Chileans look to SA’s example for guidance. Beforehand, though, Chile should be mindful of, and learn from, the mistakes of our constitutional experiment.

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Latest FMF research  

Constitutional rights and their limitations: A critical appraisal of the COVID-19 lockdown in South Africa (African Human Rights Law Journal)Martin van Staden

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Worth readings  

30 of Walter Williams's best quotes on Liberty, Rights, Property, and Coercion
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