…And the Postman Goeth | by Terry Bell

…And the Postman Goeth | by Terry Bell

On Monday, nostalgia, tinged with concern, will provide a worker and union undercurrent when the post office, with justifiable pride, celebrates the centenary of South Africa’s first delivery of mail by air. Similar feelings afflict postal workers the world over as...

Economic policy PR without scruples

Originally in Business Day, 2012-03-05 Adcorp’s method of measuring employment “generates such massive employment levels that it does away with SA’s unemployment problem in one fell swoop, lowering the unemployment rate to around 5%”, write Dr Kerr and...

Economic crisis and class struggle | by Phil Gasper

Are recessions better for the left or right, asks Phil Gasper? The most fundamental argument in favor of socialism is that capitalism is an irrational system that over the long term cannot meet the basic needs of the majority of the population because of its tendency...
Building a true green economy | by Sunita Narain

Building a true green economy | by Sunita Narain

The world has to reinvent growth as it is costing it the Earth June 5, the World Environment Day, is meant to celebrate the idea of the environment and put it into practice. It is a day to take stock of where we stand and where we should be headed in future. The theme...