Philip Copeman

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SA Economy Quick Fix

These are my suggestions. None of these will be popular with the incumbents.

1) Race.

Cut the nonsense discussion on race. It makes whites unpatriotic and it creates an unrealistic expectation in blacks. The problem is not race, it is Small vs Big business. Because of history that comes down to (small-black) vs (big -white). but viewing in terms of the  race issue distracts. The big industries will fight with everything to hold their privilege. We have to focus pressure…

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Added by Philip Copeman on June 7, 2017 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The Angel of Death

The Angel of Death
The angel of death took a Southern turn

To meet his devil friend.

Cape Town is a very good place

To party at worlds end.......…
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Added by Philip Copeman on April 22, 2017 at 11:08am — No Comments

Colonialism for Capetonians

Colonialism is not a colloquialism for black-white relations.

The idea of using a spurious connection between racism and Colonialism is not only disingenuous, but runs orthogonal to the vector of historical truth. For surely no true statement about Colonialism can be construed as racist. Such logic leads to absurdities.…

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Added by Philip Copeman on April 4, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Colonialism for Capetonians

Colonialism is not a colloquialism for black-white relations.

The idea of using a spurious connection between racism and Colonialism is not only disingenuous, but runs orthogonal to the vector of historical truth. For surely no true statement about Colonialism can be construed as racist. Such logic leads to absurdities.…

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Added by Philip Copeman on April 4, 2017 at 1:55pm — No Comments

#termlimits

I would like to talk about #termlimits how they can help democracies world wide and highlight how they can solve the current political position in South Africa.

Term limits is a global movement that wants the current constitutional term limits on Presidents extended. To set an example for the world, I am suggesting that this is how we should play it in South Africa:…

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Added by Philip Copeman on March 31, 2017 at 3:59pm — 1 Comment

Colonialism

1)A great many evils were perpetrated in the colonial period, none greater than the murder of 26,000 Afrikaners and their supporters in the 1900 Anglo Boer War. The economic mismanagement and growth underperformance caused by the Glen Grey, The Land Acts had far reaching implications for the underdevelopment of South Africa. The brunt of these mischievous deeds were born by black South Africans in that period.

2) It is time for Helen Zille, along with all the other elected…

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Added by Philip Copeman on March 17, 2017 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Budget 2017

There is something quite surreal about watching your Nations leaders united as they stand and cheer in Pravin Gordhan, who has almost single handedly executed our economic destruction. Has no one read Mark Twain, "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."

If you read my 2013 Budget review,…

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Added by Philip Copeman on February 22, 2017 at 4:41pm — No Comments

SONA South Africa

State of the Nation

South Africa, 10 February 2017

Jacob Zuma -       SONA State of the Nation Address 

Philip Copeman - Answering

"The Land First the Rest shall Follow" - PAC of Azania

Most of Presidents Zuma's SONA delivered to a…

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Added by Philip Copeman on February 10, 2017 at 12:30pm — No Comments

PAC 2017

OK PAC here is my offer for 2017. If we are going to win in 2019 we are going to need to make some changes:

We have to focus on the positive.

Voters will not follow negative narratives.

Its a liberation not a revolution.

There is only one race, the human race.

Deal with the rich. They may not have the vote, but they do determine the outcome of elections.

You can't make the poor richer by making the rich poorer. When you threaten to force the rich to…

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Added by Philip Copeman on January 6, 2017 at 9:28am — No Comments

Iron Rugby

Iron Rugby is a high contact style of Rugby suited to teams of smaller players, black players and teams of varying physical sizes.…

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Added by Philip Copeman on November 28, 2016 at 10:30am — No Comments

Golden Chariot

Golden Chariot

A Eulogy for Leonard Cohen

Philip Copeman

I rose in the moonlight, thunderous sound

The heavens opened, it rose off the ground.

The thong has broken

The Lord has spoken

Listen, listen. Keep your ear to the…

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Added by Philip Copeman on November 11, 2016 at 6:30am — No Comments

The First Amendment for the Constitution of South Africa

The First Amendment for the Constitution of South Africa

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Added by Philip Copeman on November 9, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Ode to Decolonised Education

Ode to Decolonized Education                                         (In lyrical Elizabethan Sonnet form)

India colonised european minds                                       (synecdote)

They gave us algebra, counting absurd.                           (antithesis, pun)

Given zero, empires started to gird,                                 (oxymoron, metonomy)

Commerce soon followed and oversea finds.                   …

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Added by Philip Copeman on November 1, 2016 at 8:30am — No Comments

Adamastor or a storm in a Tea cup?

Granted, when it comes to the Deficit, I am more jumpy than a project manager on a new extension at Nkandla, but consider these three estimates of the South African Deficit.

1) This is a press release from SARS chief, Tim Moyane as reported by…

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Added by Philip Copeman on August 24, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Description of a Sclerotic Monopoly

Description of a Sclerotic Monopoly with reference to ESKOM,

Municipal Distributors, IEPPs and South Africa

Philip Copeman 21 August 2016

Most students of economics learn in first year microeconomics what the effects of a pure monopoly are, namely higher prices and reduced output. For purposes of this discussion on ESKOM and South Africa, I am interested not so much in final demand but in intermediate demand. That is where customers of the output are businesses…

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Added by Philip Copeman on August 22, 2016 at 10:00am — No Comments

Students are clambering towards the same trough

In the olden days it was known that if the Jakaranda blossoms were blooming in Pretoria and you hadn't started swatting, you were going to fail. Those destined for failure, 1 in 2 students, would descend into a morass of drunkenness and debauchery, to lap up the last days of freedom, before sobering up and getting a lowly paid wage at a local employer and living out the rest of her days in capitalist slavery.…

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Added by Philip Copeman on August 16, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Trans Rhodesian Rail Company

This satirical look at applied economics, describes dystopian problems and offers mathematically optimized solutions. With no regard for race, gender, religious belief, social ideology and with a particular animosity to those that promote the rights of groups, The Trans Rhodesian Rail Company sparks towards its destiny as one of Africa's premier wealth creators.…

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Added by Philip Copeman on August 14, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Albanism is important

No Southern African could easily have been left untouched by the recent reports of attacks on Albino populations in Tanzania and Malawi. It is particularly disturbing to see social attitudes to Albanism. We view Human Albinos as genetic aberrations rather than as central core to our evolution. A simple thought experiment in evolutionary populatio…

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Added by Philip Copeman on June 17, 2016 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Land Issue Update

South Africa, see if you can get this :

In the last two years, we have already taken back one third of the Land! We only have to do this two more times and we have taken everything.

In the last two years the Dollar Value of Land in South Africa decreased by around 30% (one thi rd rounded).…

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Added by Philip Copeman on May 31, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

White Monopoly Capital

Why do I find this particular arrangement of words so offensive?

Well mostly because they are written by non capitalists with the intent of attacking capitalists, it is a particularly South African slang usually spewed out by politicians, academics, government employees and beneficiaries of state payments. It seeks to demean the efforts and achievements of tax paying entrepreneurs.…

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Added by Philip Copeman on May 18, 2016 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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