Thabang Motsohi: Is it possible to address the question of wealth inequality without considering wealth transfer from the rich to the poor in one form or another? IN A recent article, I warned that the racial and structural wealth inequality that has come to define our society, and in the process earned us the unenviable position of being the most unequal nation in the world, will derail the national project of nation building and social cohesion and threaten our democracy.I also suggested that a serious and honest debate about wealth inequality must enable us to tackle the following uncomfortable questions: Is it possible to say that comprehensive democracy has been achieved if the political-economic power relationships that existed during apartheid remain intact? And is it possible to address the question of wealth inequality without considering wealth transfer from the rich to the poor in one form or another?The responses that were generated have typically revealed the reflex laa...

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