From the Editor

Top 20 Most Read Articles on the Rational Standard in 2017

A few trends emerge from the list of the Rational Standard's 20 most-read articles of 2017. Firstly, the social justice left remain a hot...

Politics

Zuma with Candle looking sheepish

Reaction to President’s Keepers book shows the incompetence of the State...

South Africa is indeed a wonderful country to live in as hardly a day passes without some interesting news. Social media and public discourse...

Philosophy

Reflections on Ayn Rand’s ‘Atlas Shrugged’

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, marked the 60th anniversary of the publication of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. The novel was Rand’s fourth, and longest, work,...

Stand Up For Liberty

Economics

South African Airways is Not a ‘Strategic Asset’

In this article I am going to give a point-by-point rebuttal to the economic illiteracy expressed in this video. Firstly,  I would like to...

Social Affairs

Strong Families and Strong Economies

The family unit has long been the target of the left, especially the anti-religious left. The left in general pins everything on social class...

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...