Archive | November, 2011

Enabling Economic Freedom in South Africa

Forget the ANC Youth League’s notion of economic freedom and ’empowerment’. Two Americans, a small self-funded staff compliment, and willing local churches are fostering more economic empowerment through this programme than the Youth League will ever achieve in a lifetime of mindless protests and angry complaining.

The humbling effect of a newborn child

Having a child is a humbling experience. She will tire you out, test your resolve, force you to be awake when you would rather sleep, and reorder your once lofty priorities around her and her alone. She will make you feel like a novice again, and when all her needs are met, she’ll come up […]

The myth of ‘regulation’

Unregulated economies are a mess. They’re bound to generate harmful excesses, blow up bubbles, create unpredictable business cycles, and render producers confused and entrepreneurs lacking guidance to make sustainable and successful decisions. Our economies need to be micro-managed, scrutinised and guided by intelligent leaders. Success can only come by astute planning. We simply cannot abide […]