STEVEN FRIEDMAN: Those who clamour for job cuts won’t tolerate power cuts
The people who demand tough measures are unwilling to accept any of the consequences
Our economic debate loves sacrifice — as long as someone else does the sacrificing.
The fiscal crisis described by finance minister Tito Mboweni last week has triggered inevitable calls for sacrifice — but only public sector workers are meant to do the sacrificing. That those who make these calls won’t do it themselves was indirectly highlighted by a separate event.