Oxfam Uses Absurd Metrics, Gets Absurd Results

by Chelsea Follett Every year, Oxfam releases a report meant to shock the public about the extent of income and wealth inequality. This year’s report claims that the eight richest people on Earth have as much wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population (3.6 out of 7.2 billion people). That’s certainly shocking. It’s also profoundly …

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Foreign Aid: Comparing Somaliland and South Sudan

by Daniel J. Mitchell While President Trump apparently intends to waste taxpayer money for more childcare subsidies and presumably is going to duck the critical issue of entitlement reform, there is some good news for advocates of limited government and fiscal responsibility. What’s Going On? According to a recent news report, he’s not a big fan of …

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Book Review: ‘South Africa’s War Against Capitalism’ by Walter E. Williams

This article originally appeared in Volume 3, Number 3, of International Freedom Review (Spring 1990). ENDING APARTHEID, ENDING SOCIALISM South Africa’s War Against Capitalism by Walter E. Williams [New York: Praeger (A Cato Institute Book), 1989, 159 pp., $19.95, cloth] Reviewed by Richard E. Sincere, Jr. The mythology of African liberation movements asserts that the …

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An interview with Greg Mills about ‘why Africa is poor’

Why is Africa poor? What can Africans do about it? These two questions are combined in the title of a 2010 book, Why Africa Is Poor and What Africans Can Do About It, by South African scholar Greg Mills. The book was released in paperback in 2011 and in a Kindle edition in 2012. Mills …

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