On SA and free trade (another cheeky academic-esque look).

In light of the government’s recent 30-page document titled, “Reconstruction, Growth And Transformation: Building a New, Inclusive Economy” – a lengthy treatise which essentially amounts to nationalisation and mandatory use of pension funds to prop up state-owned investments – I believe the government to be progressing steadily towards a socialist state weighed down by protectionism and isolationist policies…

Zuma, Julius and Trump: The rise of macroeconomic populism in South Africa (a cheeky academic-esque look).

In this short piece, you can expect to find an explanation of what populism is, its economic drivers and consequences, as well as its increasingly dominant role on the international stage….