From the Editor

Funding Freedom in South Africa

On the 25th of January 2018, the Rational Standard will have been online for 2 years. If we include our forerunner, South Africa Libertarian,...

Politics

Apartheid Was a Crime Against Humanity – But So Is Communism...

South Africans, on Twitter at least, have gotten into some almighty spats over all manner of stuff and few of these have been driven...

Philosophy

Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince’ Makes The Best Case For Libertarianism

Niccolo Machiavelli’s The Prince has become one of history’s most controversial books. Its contents are seen as immoral to our modern sensibilities, but where the controversy...

Economics

Debunking White Economic Oppression

First of all, I need to get something out of the way. This is not going to be an argument in favour of discriminatory...

Social Affairs

Censored Free Speech

Zachie Achmat May Be A Hero, But He Is Quite Clueless...

Written by: Ryan Rutherford In 2016, the Gauteng Health Department relocated nearly 2000 psychiatric patients from Life Esidimeni facilities to underfunded and poorly equipped NGOs.  As a...

Africa

Lessons from the Gambia

Written by: Caleb Mills It’s been more than a year since the constitutional crisis that enveloped the Republic of the Gambia, when former President Yahya Jammeh...

World

Turquoise Tango and Blue Bravado

The parliamentary elections in Austria on the 15th of October brought a remarkable result. The Socialist Party (the “Reds”) had been in government since 1945...