De Jouvenel’s interest is always to ensure open access to the market, an institution that engenders virtue—without exalting it above human flourishing.
Research tells us that local government regularly infringes the rule of law even when acting in the name of decentralization or federalism.
The shifting alliances of South Africa's politics offer significant dangers to private property, but may open space for liberal reforms.
We should take a page from James Buchanan and Friedrich Hayek, and use markets to foster mobility instead of relying on top-down plans for mass transit.
Garreth Bloor is President of the Canada-Africa Chamber of Business. He served as a vice president of the IRR, the oldest classical liberal think tank in South Africa and is a former executive politician in the country. He is also the founder of a venture capital firm. Bloor currently resides in Toronto.