A plea for an equitable distribution of misery
High prices can deprive poor households of items essential for maintaining their health and safety
Without question, the Covid-19 pandemic will result in massive economic hardship, regardless of the ultimate human toll in SA.
It is also clear that this hardship will not be distributed equally over the economy or society more broadly. At a macro level, some industries, like the food chain, continue to operate even in lockdown, while others like airlines and tourism could face ruin as the effects will be felt for a long time to come...