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

Government is the Embodiment of Evil and Must be Replaced by...

Whatever your issue is with any private individual or organisation, I guarantee that I can give you at least two examples where a government...

Philosophy

According to Government, ‘uBuntu’ is Marxism Dressed in African Clothing

In a recent newspaper advertisement of government's National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme, the health department wrote the following in support of its implementation: "Currently due...

Economics

Money, Natural and Artificial

Written by: Rory Short For aeons we have had, and thus have become thoroughly accustomed to, artificial money and its associated problems. Consequently, we think...

Social Affairs

Great Tactics by the Sisterhood – But Some Caution Needed

Written by: James van den Heever One has to admire the tactical nous of the current #metoo campaign: call the offenders out in public and put...

Africa

Tsvangirai and the MDC Need To Shape Up in Zimbabwe

                                            “The old order changeth, yielding place to new, And God fulfils Himself in many ways, Lest one good custom should corrupt the world…” Alfred Lord Tennyson I...

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...