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Mooted land laws is cheap tactic for votes

As an economic analyst there are two ways of approaching, or in this case disagreeing, with a proposed policy.

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Bitcoin continues to give central banks a headache

Bitcoin, the poster child for digital currencies, is proving something of a headache for central banks.

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US should adopt a land tax to combat inequality

In the lasting debate over Thomas Piketty’s book on outsized returns on capital, a significant fact has been obscured: If you exclude land and housing, ca... Read Story

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Parliament, Zuma are not the state of our nation
February 19 2015 at 04:52

Last week’s State of the Nation Address was nothing of the sort. It was more like the state admitting dysfunction.

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Zuma bungles chance to show real leadership
February 18 2015 at 04:46

Of course I watched the State of the Nation Address with keen interest. And yes, even though I am a passionate South African and interested in what the president had to say, my interest levels were higher this time round.<... Read Story
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Let’s stop the finger-pointing and embrace accountability
February 18 2015 at 04:43

The 2015 State of the Nation Address will forever be a case study for many academics and political projects, including parliamentary democracy, political accountability, our electoral systems and whether our leaders are pr... Read Story
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Daunting task to keep China bank stable
February 17 2015 at 04:56

As Chinese leaders attempt to guide their slowing economy into a soft landing, they’re counting heavily on People’s Bank of China Governor Zhou Xiaochuan to keep conditions stable. It’s a daunting task. Read Story
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Corruption takes us on the road to nowhere
February 17 2015 at 04:55

“How could SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) not know that their projects were overpriced? They must have been in cahoots with the construction firms!” This is the refrain we often hear when the issue o... Read Story
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Chaos in Parliament needs SA to change course
February 16 2015 at 04:49

In all honesty, South Africa will sleep-walk into disaster if the country does not change course soon.

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The ANC is reaping the whirlwind
February 14 2015 at 23:06

Key issues were obliterated in the House by scenes that warned parties to beware the forces shaped in youth groups, writes Victor Kgomoeswana

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Where SA should look for growth
February 14 2015 at 22:57

We need to re-evaluate the value chain and venture into unexplored territory, writes Thebe Mabanga

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SA must divest from coal and oil
February 14 2015 at 22:13

Banks are funding the fossil fuel industry, and profits continue to be harvested at the expense of lives and the planet, writes Nicole King

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Let’s apply examples of coping with hardship
February 12 2015 at 04:54

This week this article comes with special extra benefits. Not only do you get to read about South African and global economics in an easy to understand format, but once you’re done reading you can also burn the piece... Read Story
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