From the Editor

Editorial: In Honour of Michael O’Dowd – the Eclectic South African...

The Rational Standard has secured permission from the Free Market Foundation (FMF) to publish essays written by the FMF's late chairman, Michael Conway O'Dowd, in...

Politics

Why Charging Zuma is a Very Bad Idea, For Now

The Supreme Court of Appeal has ruled that the dropping of corruption, fraud, and racketeering charges against President Jacob Zuma by the National Prosecuting...

Philosophy

The Nature of Government and the Fatal Flaw in South Africa’s...

What needs to happen before South Africans realize that the institution of government is not a friend, a servant, or a protector, but a...

KPMG and the Loss of Ethics

Economics

Why We Need to Bring Back the Gold-Backed Currency

When people are confronted with the daunting question of “What is money?”, they usually stare at you like you’ve just asked them to explain...

Economics by Cows

Social Affairs

You can’t rationalise racialism

In his piece Towards a more rational understanding or racialism, David Matthews tries to rationalise "racialism" as an “inherent”, “functional”, “positive” human “behavioural adaptation”...

Africa

The Kenyan Government Should Leave Betting Firms Alone

African governments, through legislation, are immensely talented in killing the efforts of organizations which economically empower the youth with skills, developing ideas, interaction with...

World

London’s Uber ban show the evils of the nanny state

Transport for London - the local government authority responsible for regulating transport in the greater London area - has recently made the decision to...