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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Can the United States Help Africa?

by Marian L. Tupy I recently wrote about growing prosperity on the African continent. I noted that African economies are, by and large, rapidly growing. As such, indicators of human well-being, including infant mortality, life expectancy and nutrition, have been improving. Regrettably, there has been no substantial improvement in the quality of Africa’s institutions. The …

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Save the Elephants! … by Owning Them

by Bill Wirtz One hundred leading conservationists, politicians, and celebrities addressed an open letter to the government of the United Kingdom (which has been published by the Telegraph), asking for a ban on ivory trade. They want Her Majesty’s Government to become a global leader on the prohibition of wildlife trade and help combat African poaching groups. Since we …

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