Author Archives: 4inmore

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.”

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”  – Winston Chruchill As the honeymoon period of Nelson Mandela’s presidency fades away, South Africa must face the harsh reality of the country’s current status. With […]

The world in EUnioNON

“The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.”— L.P. Hartley, English novelist Economically speaking the world is at a level no one ever could have imagined. If an economist predicted thirty years ago that Europe and the United States would be the centers of an economic crunch, people would have though he […]

Polit(r)ics ….

  When looking to ensure the growth and stability of a countries economy, it is most probably determined by the governance of institutions within the specific economy. The problem faced then is the ultimate effect the government has on these institutions. In the case of the South African economy, the government has proven this statement […]

Between a rock and Jackson Hole – the Fed is coming

Over the past three years, the U.S. economy has faced a wide range of challenges. Some were unique to the U.S. economy and policy environment, and others were global in scope. When Federal Reserve policymakers today and tomorrow to decide whether to take action to boost the economy, it will be a ‘close call,’ working our way […]

Eurozone equals zero-zone?

The European independent debt crisis is one of the biggest stories of the year, maybe of the decade and if there are no changes to be made it would certainly be one of the century. After the crisis some economist’s minds are programmed in such way that when they hear the words debt, crisis or […]

EPOL: The new economical-political partnership…

They say that to some debates there are no outcomes, merely because the participants love debating that very thing. The debate on completely free markets (as Von Hayek preferred) and central planning or government intervention (more on Keynes’ doorstep) seems to be one of those (as seen in Commanding Heights). Combining these two policies have been at […]