South African Taxi Regulation and "Deregulation"

by Don Boudreaux on March 29, 2006

in Foreign Aid, Regulation

Enterprise Africa! — a joint research project of The Mercatus Center at George Mason University, the Free Market Foundation in South Africa, and the Institute of Economic Affairs in London — just released this study of South Africa’s taxi industry.

The research reported in this study finds that the "deregulation" of the South African taxi industry was too circumscribed, too faux, to be regarded as genuine deregulation.  One consequence of the faulty policy steps is an increase in violence.  What causes this violence?  What proposals are advanced to reduce this violence?

Read this important study to find some answers.  (Full disclosure: the principal author of the study is my better half, Karol Boudreaux.)


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