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Debate urgently needed on trade-offs between jobs and inequality

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Our politics and economics will remain unaligned until we objectively assess how inequality and unemployment interact. The national dialogue can be meaningfully upgraded by developing

Solutions require situational awareness 

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Criticism of the ANC was quite restrained until about five years ago when evidence gushed forth of rampant patronage.  Yet subsequent electoral loyalty seemed to

Understanding seventy-four million voters

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Donald Trump’s personality disorders shouldn’t block our comprehending why so many Americans voted for him. To better appreciate how stoking politically combustible inequity narratives entrenches

Losing our way by indulging ideals

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Future generations are unlikely to be impressed by how today’s global challenges are being navigated today. It will be noted that South Africa’s stumbling transition

Bold vision needed for South Africa to escape poverty

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East Asians have shown that massive poverty can be eradicated in half the average human’s lifespan. Yet most South Africans are poor and this looks

Step one for fixing the economy

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Fixing our economy is going badly because it isn’t just damaged. The underlying structure ensures decline. That this largely traces to enrichment of the politically

The cost of politicising race

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The Covid-19 crisis offers abundant international examples of science being politicised. Here in South Africa, the straightforward mathematical calculations necessary to avoid a sovereign debt

The cost of politicising race

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The Covid-19 crisis offers abundant international examples of science being politicised. Here in South Africa, the straightforward mathematical calculations necessary to avoid a sovereign debt

Protecting the vulnerable while fixing the economy

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Will a generation be doomed by misguided efforts to protect the vulnerable? Or will we escape this surreal nightmare by dispatching delusions? Our politics have