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Election lessons for liberals

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For those, like me, who believe that liberalism is the best possible political and economic system for everybody, what lessons can we draw from Wednesday’s

Who should the workers vote for?

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In the election on Wednesday, which party offers the obvious, proven policies for improving the lot of working class people in South Africa? As far

A Tale of Two Trains

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There have been two spectacular changes in my experience of railway journeys in South Africa over the last 60 years, one tragically for the worse,

The school question

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Nothing shows better the plight of President Ramaphosa than the school question. He is imprisoned by bad men and malevolent interests. President Ramaphosa is accused

The problems with democracy

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Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the rest. Next month the people of South Africa vote in a general election that

Why can’t we talk about Africa’s failures – Part 2

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The failure of most of post-colonial Africa has nothing to do with race, but rather everything to do with geography. When the European colonialists came

Why we can’t speak about Africa’s failures – Part I

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We need to confront our failures so that we can achieve success. “Look what’s happening north!”  While I was a young man in South Africa

The World’s Most Successful Ideology is Reviled

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Liberalism has brought about unprecedented freedom and prosperity, but is now reviled and misunderstood and wrongly named. Liberalism, the world’s most successful political and economic

Eskom, Affirmative Action & BEE

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The crippling of Eskom is a textbook example of the follies and dangers of affirmative action and BEE (Black Economic Empowerment). Under apartheid, which was