Why Africa Should Worry Less About Income Inequality

by Stacy Ndlovu Early this week, the South Africa Daily Maverick published an op-ed titled, “It’s not Zuma that we need protection from, it’s the market.” While the author rightly calls out the role of cronyism in destroying ordinary South Africans’ economic mobility, she doesn’t seem to make a distinction between economic freedom and crony …

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Fighting Famine Is About Freedom, Not Just Food

by Mark J. Perry Are famines just things of the past? In the ancient world, a bad harvest threatened lives. The agricultural output of the world has dramatically increased in the last couple hundred years, and today, the Earth supports billions of healthy people thanks to advances in farm technology and global trade. Where individuals …

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How did Sub-Saharan Africa fare in the 2015 ‘Index of Economic Freedom’? An interview with The Heritage Foundation’s Charlotte Florance

For more than two decades, the Washington-based Heritage Foundation and the Wall Street Journal have collaborated to publish the annual Index of Economic Freedom, a list ranking nearly every country in the world on the basis of various criteria like rule of law, regulations, corruption, and openness to investment. The 2015 Index was released on …

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