ISAAH MHLANGA: Don’t believe the promises of politicians
But when they announce life will get worse before it gets better, believe that
When politicians promise new free goods and services or the enhancement of existing ones without properly articulating how that will be funded, don’t believe them — especially ahead of what might be a watershed election in 2024.
When they announce that the country is in a difficult position and life will get worse before it gets better, believe them but also believe it will be far worse than they say. When a technocrat in the public service says winter is coming and it will be hard, believe them and adjust accordingly. As John Maynard Keynes said: “When the facts change, I change my mind — what do you do, sir?” ..
Would you like to comment on this article?
Sign up (it's quick and free) or sign in now.
Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.