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The stopped economy

The slowing-down of the global economy due to lockdowns and quarantines is unprecedented. Economies are mostly just ticking over with activities deemed essential by...

Ramaphosa may be destroying the economy for nothing

Cyril Ramaphosa believes a Chinese-style lockdown to be both effective and necessary. For all his infatuation with the Chinese surveillance state, however,...

What if the cure is more fatal than the disease?

It is a common enough picture: as the sun rises, the parents get up first and put on a kettle, so everyone can...
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TDF Show – Lockdown day 4, DA MPL supports police aggression, and Moody’s downgrades SA to junk

https://iono.fm/e/838558 Nicholas Lorimer, Sara Gon, and Hermann Pretorius discuss the latest news of South Africa's lockdown, DA MP Makashule Gana's support...

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Two Crickets – Covid-19 will make madmen of us all

https://iono.fm/e/837988 Nick and Gabriel grapple with Covid-19 - the stories you know and those you don't and a bigger picture view...

A terrible, tragic, and bitter irony

It must be one of the most tragic ironies of all time. Just as the bulk of the world's political leaders were...

The designer virus

I’m wondering if this 21-day government-enforced house arrest is going to be long enough. Nothing to do with...

Testing times – the lockdown, and after

The next three weeks will likely prove to be something of a litmus test of the legitimacy of state authority in South...

Normal disease, abnormal response

‘I have never experienced anything like it in all my life! This is unprecedented!’ So speak commentators in South Africa and around...

Greta vs Malala – spot the difference

I don’t like Greta Thunberg. Unlike the adults who gave her a standing ovation at the United Nations after she had berated...
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TDF Show – PRASA up to its old tricks and Ivo Vegter has his debut and gives his take on the lockdown

https://iono.fm/e/837607 Nicholas Lorimer speaks to Terence Corrigan and Ivo Vegter about the reemergence of the PRASA train scandal, and they discuss...

Has our reality really changed?

One of the big cinematic moments of 2004 was The Day After Tomorrow. A big-budget disaster movie themed around climate change, it...

Using the crisis for good or ill

The Covid-19 crisis in South Africa can be used in either of two ways – to push ahead with the market-friendly reforms...
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TDF Show – IRR releases Covid-19 policy paper, South Africa loses an artist, and lockdown regulations published

https://iono.fm/e/836622 Nicholas Lorimer and Terence Corrigan talk about the IRR's new policy paper on Covid-19, the death of Credo Mutwa, and...

How meekly and fearfully we march into totalitarianism

At the first sign that a novel coronavirus was infecting people around the world, the South African government, taking its lead from...

Corona Depression of 2020: costs and risks of a control economy

President Cyril Ramaphosa’s lockdown speech earlier this week has been widely supported by opposition parties and much of the nation as a...
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TDF Special – Thoughts on the lockdown

https://iono.fm/e/835660 Nicholas Lorimer asks Gabriel Crouse what his thoughts on the lockdown are and if it will be effective.

The time that is given us

It does all seem unreal. When a world leader and head of a major country has to look his...

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