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The economic implications of South Africa's local government elections

The South African local government elections are more like a referendum on the leadership of President Jacob Zuma. We look at the implications of the results on the rand, South Africa's credit rating and foreign investment. 

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How are we doing...really

The Economist recently ran a critique of GDP and concluded that it is a poor measure of prosperity and an unreliable gauge of production. They suggest an improved metric called “GDP-plus”. In response we’ll explore some alternative data and anecdotal information... could this be the beginning of “GDP-minus”. 

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