3 thoughts on “South Africa: land reform surely not the answer”

  1. Posted 08/04/2010 at 15:46 | Permalink

    For those readers interested in land reform in South Africa, we have just published a thought-provoking paper in Economic Affairs on this issue: “Land reform as social justice: the case of South Africa” by Karol Boudreaux.

  2. Posted 08/04/2010 at 16:58 | Permalink

    Wasn’t land reform in Taiwan and Japan fairly successful?

  3. Posted 11/04/2010 at 19:50 | Permalink

    “If the FT can suggest a reform programme which will not lead to unacceptable coercion and/or massive financial cost, and on the other hand will lead to land going to committed, competent and productive farmers, the Nobel Peace Prize is surely on the way.” Sadly more likely to be on its way to somebody who proposes a programme of land reform which has precisely the reverse of these ingredients.

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