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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

Labelling Israel as an apartheid state

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Various facts point toward Israel being an apartheid state. While such comparisons can be constructive for those focused on solutions, commentaries on Israel’s latest challenges

Productivity, not altruism

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Sympathy for the long-standing plight of Palestinians is insufficient to explain the support for Hamas expressed on the streets of various Western countries and among

Fly like a free bird

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A recent survey revealed that 41% of French adults would support a lifetime limit of four flights per person due to climate change concerns. Among

Why today’s ‘great powers’ must not be trusted

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Authoritarian rulers and left-leaning knowledge merchants both promote misperceptions about a multipolar world. Although great powers still shape the global order, citizen awareness in strategically

Vastly greater global integration SA’s only hope

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With Eskom’s, Transnet’s and the National Treasury’s woes reinforcing one another, prospects for the ANC being booted out of the Union Buildings next year seem

How knowledge provocateurs abuse trust

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The commitment of many leading media organisations and universities, locally and internationally, to objectively scrutinise events has been corrupted by pervasive ‘knowledge provocateurs’. The assertion

BRICS versus broad prosperity

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As this week’s Sandton shindig will not benefit ordinary South Africans, its vacuous pageantry must inspire a reality check. The ANC’s destructive economic stewardship traces