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04 September 2013

The importance of giving the poor some choice

Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

Our elites may disagree on much. But they seem united on one issue — a belief that the poor must be told what to do.

Jonny Steinberg has caused a stir on these pages by pointing out what some of us have been stressing for a while — that, whatever our economic path, millions of citizens will not find work in the formal economy for decades and that social grants are therefore needed to ensure them an income.

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Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC)

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