Private-property rights are a litmus test of a government’s respect

Private-property rights are a litmus test of a government’s respect


by Richard J Grant

Business Day - October 10, 2018

It is a common temptation in the months before an election for politicians to promise the moon to those voters they fear might be attracted to the similarly lofty promises of a rival party. But it would be easier to send someone to the moon than to deliver on many of the more shameless promises made by desperate politicians.

The latest attention-grabbing promise, through which South African politicians have made world headlines, is that the expropriation of land without compensation will ... READ MORE

 

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