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...

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