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Want peace, prosperity, growth, and low unemployment? Follow the Constitution

 14 Jun 19
Most people say they want freedom, but what do they mean by that word?…

The National Minimum Wage – a toxic, destructive instrument

 12 Dec 18
The National Minimum Wage (NMW), signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 November, is set to harm a great many unfortunate people who currently earn incomes well below the NMW, and the many more who earn zero.…

To contain prices competition is essential in electricity markets

31 Oct 18   Eustace Davie
A market for electricity has a salutary effect on the behaviour of all the participants in the generation and supply of electricity.…

Economic freedom most rapidly reduces poverty

22 Oct 18   Eustace Davie
South Africa’s Economic Freedom of the World ranking this year is 110th as compared to 46th in 2000 out of the countries measured.…

Who will protect us from our protectors?

27 Sep 18   Eustace Davie
“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?” is a Latin phrase used by the Roman poet Juvenal, which can be translated to mean “who will protect us from our protectors?”…

Achieving the elusive 6 per cent growth rate

19 Sep 18   Eustace Davie
In 2005, former President Mbeki committed his government to an economic growth target of 6 per cent, but only after 2010.…

Grinding the jobless into the ground with job deprivation rules

08 Aug 18   Eustace Davie
Much is written about inequality, decrying high salaries paid by companies to their executives as being one of its main causes, while no consideration is given, or attention paid to the plight of the unemployed.…

Did parliament intend to introduce a fake minimum wage “exemption”?

18 Jul 18   Eustace Davie
Is the exemption from the National Minimum Wage (NMW) provided for in the legislation deliberately and seditiously being torpedoed by bureaucrats, or did government all along intend to be harsh in its approach to low-income individual and small-firm…