In justifying one’s stance on the basic income grant (BIG) we take an accountant’s perspective (do we have enough money?), or an economist’s (will we get the growth returns?) or even the moralist’s (one should support the poor!).
Ann Bernstein touched on all of them in her article, but in fact ordinary people’s position is much more direct (“ Can SA afford a BIG? The short answer is no ”, June 21). Generally, if you are in a position of political power you are in favour of a BIG, but as a citizen taxpayer you are against it, sensing the […]