June 12, 2018South Africa
AfriForum, a self-described Afrikaner rights group, has positioned itself as an especially vocal critic of land expropriation, which the group views as an existential threat to white South Africans. In their campaign against expropriation without compensation, AfriForum has launched appeals abroad, raising the specter of the murder of white farmers and stoking fears of “white genocide” among American, European, and Australian leaders and media outlets.
December 7, 2016Global
Tyler Cowen discusses the prospects for a “cell phones instead of automobile factories” model of economic growth and prosperity.
March 5, 2018Renewable Energy
March 5, 2018—Solar energy could one day supply most of the world’s energy needs, but its current upsurge is in danger of ebbing, increasing the risk of catastrophic climate change. While solar energ…
January 3, 2006United States
Tyler Cowen has argued that big shocks come when markets are surprised, and, right now, no one would be surprised by a dollar decline. People like me (and others with a wee bit higher profile) have …
January 19, 2018South Africa
Just like the complex nature of state capture itself, with its dizzying web of corruption propped up by esoteric procurement laws, the devil of Zuma’s commission announcement is in the legal details. In South Africa, the “commission capital of the world,” debate abounds as to whether or not these costly productions actually achieve what they set out to do.
September 7, 2006China
The New York Times’ conservative columnists certainly know how to get my blood boiling. David Brooks, among other things, apparently thinks the key to a hedge fund salary is good people skills – not…
January 18, 2017Elections and Voting
To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…