Signer of the times


By Trevor Watkins Even in death, Madiba provided a last great service to South Africa. His bungled Gauteng memorial illustrated to a huge and influential audience the depth of incompetence to which the South African government under ANC rule has sunk. The serious consequences of cadre deployment, lack of accountability, race-based rather than merit-based hiring […]

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Elephants and Zebras


  Imagine an oasis in the Kalahari desert, isolated by many miles of searing desert. A large tribe of elephants live in the vicinity of the oasis, eating the vegetation surrounding the water of the oasis. The fertility of the vegetation is maintained mainly by the excrement from a herd of unusually productive zebras, as […]

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The Encyclopedia of Libertarianism


I have recently come across an excellent resource called the Encyclopedia of Libertarianism, which can be downloaded here or on our Downloads page. It consists of thoughtful articles on a host of topics of interest to current and aspiring libertarians. I particularly recommend the General Introduction, which gives a fascinating insight into the history of liberal and […]

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2014 Predictions


Name Average Difference S&P 500 JSE All Share Gold in $ Oil in $ Interest rate GDP growth rate CPI inflation rate R:$ exchange rate China’s growth rate Tax freedom day in SA Will Zuma be next president ? How many rhinos killed Seats ANC LipSA votes Bitcoin Value in $ Value on 01/01/2014 1837 […]

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2013 Predictions


Name Average difference S&P 500 JSE All Share FTSE Gold in $ Relative gap Oil in $ Interest rate GDP growth rate CPI inflation rate R:$ exchange rate China’s growth rate How many rhinos killed SA ranking on Economic Freedom of the World index Value on 01/01/2013 1467 40248 5897.81 1656 113 8.50% 3.20% 5.60% […]

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Law, Legislation and Liberty


Friedrich Hayek’s Law, Legislation and Liberty – a personal evaluation. By Trevor Watkins I recently had the pleasure of reading F Hayek’s seminal work “Law, Legislation and Liberty”. I found the experience rather like reading Ayn Rand for the first time – an unexpected epiphany, one profound insight after another. The book was first published […]

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Past Predictions Archive


Each year we try to gather predictions on specific topics for the year ahead. The current year (2015) predictions can be entered at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3TCQS9S. Anyone is welcome to enter. An Excel spreadsheet of predictions from past annual contests can be downloaded here –predictions-archive 2014.

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Suffer no fools


Interesting if somewhat lengthy program on the life and times and thoughts of Walter Williams. Should be prescribed viewing for every ANC member in this country…. http://vimeo.com/groups/276162/videos/87869924

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Authoritarians


 A talk presented by Trevor Watkins at the 2014 Libertarian Spring Seminar in Jeffreys Bay. I wish to plant a new dichotomy in your brains. You can forget your liberals and conservatives, your communists and anarchists, your republicans and democrats, your christians and atheists. The world can be divided into just 2 groups, libertarians who value […]

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The Wolf of Wall Street


By Trevor Watkins I watched the film “The Wolf of Wall Street” last night. It is a bio-pic about the life of Jordan Belfort, a stockbroker, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo di Caprio. It is a gruelling, action-packed, 3 hour movie, alternately entertaining, horrifying and enlightening. It is a better movie than I […]

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