Eersteklas ekonomiese satire: Die Petisie van die Kersmakers

Deur Frédéric Bastiat (en Piet le Roux) In 1845 het die groot Franse ekonoom, Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) ‘n beroemde petisie aan die Franse regering geskryf, waarin hy ‘n handelsboikot teen die son versoek het: die petisie van die kersmakers. Dit was ekonomiese satire op sy beste. Bastiat het die argumente van die proteksioniste in die regering op ‘n baie [...]

How Many Taxpayers Are There Really? (2011/12 Edition)

Caution Taxes Ahead

By Paul Joubert

Actually, only 3,3 million taxpayers pay 99% of all income tax, while only 2,3 million pay 93% and 1,5 million are responsible for 84% of income tax. People who, with great concern, point out that South Africa only has five million taxpayers are therefore incorrect, but the actual figures are cause for even greater concern. A very small number of South African taxpayers bear almost the entire weight of the South African state on their tired shoulders.