Let’s not reduce debate to callous rich versus supporters of the poor

People in poverty should receive social aid but a basic income grant will be paid for by everyday citizens

In response to a Twitter post by Princeton economics professor Atif Mian showing that injections of foreign money into the Afghanistan economy failed to translate into sustainable growth there, I extrapolated that — as in the Afghan example — increasing consumption via cash transfers in SA without equal attention to productivity enhancement would not raise sustainable GDP...

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