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- DescriptionFind out why: It's wrong to blame Wall Street bankers for the global financial crisis; the rhi-horn trade should be legalised; exempting anything from VAT is a bad idea, even for the poor; job creation is a fruitless exercise; South Africa's problem is t poverty. Tax, lies and red tape is an insightful, easy-to-understand, very opinionated book about ecomics by one of South Africa's most experienced and controversial ecomists. Dawie Roodt argues that ecomics is t about numbers, graphs and statistics; it is about people, and about how they react to incentives. Unfortunately, our politicians seem to have forgotten this. Using simple concepts and thought-provoking anecdotes, the book explains how 'the market' evolved with humanity, what was wrong with communism, what the global ?nancial crisis is really about, the ways in which the state spends your money (and the ways in which it actually should), how tax is collected, how money and in?ation really work, the ins and outs of trade, and the ups and downs of labour. In the process, Roodt debunks politically correct thinking and current government policy, and suggests alternatives for a more effective system. Whether you agree with him or t, Tax, Lies and Red Tape will get you thinking about ecomics in a completely new way.
- Author BiographyDawie Roodt is one of South Africa's top economists. He worked for years as an economist at the South African Reserve Bank, and was economics editor of a ?nancial magazine before being ? red by the well-known political analyst J.P. Landman. He is a director and founding member of a listed company, The Ef?cient Group. He is known for his oratory skills and has presented well over a thousand television and radio shows. He holds a master's degree with distinction, and he has received a number of prizes and awards. He is gladly pigeonholed as a libertarian, and he admits to not being a Marxist - but at least knows why not. Linette Retief is the consumer editor of the Afrikaans Sunday paper, Rapport. She spent more than 25 years in the advertising industry as a copywriter, and, aside from winning an award or two, she also found the time to write three books: Stoute Statistieke (en ander Rowwe Nommers), a compilation of naughty Afrikaans jokes; Pynbos Siding, an anthology of quirky essays on life, loss and learning; and, most recently, Een Glas Dooswit, Asseblief?: Sober Besinnings van 'n Skuldenaar, an honest, humorous and helpful account of her life in debt review.
- Author(s)Dawie Roodt,Linette Retief
- PublisherStruik Publishers (Pty) Ltd
- Date of Publication01/08/2013
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationCape Town
- Country of PublicationSouth Africa
- ImprintZebra Press
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight319 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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