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Thank – don’t tax – the rich

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We must support policies which tame poverty and unemployment even if they increase inequality. Many people maintain that inequality can always be reduced by making

Should we want an ANC-DA coalition?

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Thirty years ago, the results of our first legitimate election seemed to maximise contentment. This year’s voting could be our last legitimate election and it’s

How not to programme humans, Google versus Goodall

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Great ape troops rarely exceed a few dozen before conflicts provoke departures. Humans are chatty great apes motivated to align broadly by security and economic

Job-creation realities

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We can’t know how many of our unemployed young adults will be permanently marginalised – yet six out of ten of our 15 to 24-year-old

How will this era be graded?

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We are conditioned to be scrutinised by people. Algorithms teaching themselves to second guess us will be an abrupt break with the past. AI has

ANC’s motivation to accuse Israel 

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When considering South Africa’s motivations for accusing Israel of genocide at the International Court of Justice, we should contemplate the electoral implications of ANC policies

How SA’s decline coincides with Harvard’s

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By earning zero points, Harvard came in last in a recent survey of free speech across 250 US universities. While free speech is still respected

What do we desire?

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Surveys say voters prioritise job creation, the economy, service delivery, and corruption. The ANC wants to emphasise inequality. If we build many large blocks of

Are we lost? GDP versus GPS

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The world’s many smartphones can accurately and continuously share their locations. But can South Africans, or those in other lands, make sense of this country’s

Promoting war

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Deterrence is as old as aggression. What has changed is that many people, particularly progressives, want to rely on condemnations to promote peace. Such indulging