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Patrick Bond

Patrick Bond

    The poor face double-digit inflation
    The poor face double-digit inflation
    Look beyond the fawning and you’ll see some horrifying flaws in Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s budget, writes Patrick Bond.
    Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals
    Why South Africa should undo Mandela’s economic deals
    SA's transition into democracy involved compromises that left white privilege intact and black poverty undiminished.
    Only pressure on SA's elites can ease university fee stress
    Only pressure on SA's elites can ease university fee stress
    Students' fight against high university fees could be taken beyond campuses, with the final battle fought at the national treasury and Reserve Bank.
    Capitalist contradictions
    Capitalist contradictions
    Now is the moment to put moral pressure on big business, as job cuts, pollution and capital flight reach record levels, writes Professor Patrick Bond.
    SA bonded to a stupid economy
    SA bonded to a stupid economy
    Resistance is rising to the liberalising ideology of the South African state and corporate elites, says Patrick Bond, who is on an M&G Lit Fest panel.
    Brics bank to bolster IMF, World Bank
    Brics bank to bolster IMF, World Bank
    SA's appointees undermine the bank's claims of being an alternative to Washington financiers.
    Marxists plot new course for Mzansi
    Marxists plot new course for Mzansi
    The friction between different schools of socialist thinking has produced more light than heat for South Africa.
    Nene falls in with big business
    Nene falls in with big business
    With additional pressures on the poor, judgment day could be approaching faster.
    World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
    World Bank's flawed report kicks SA's poor in the teeth
    The institution has failed to retract a document that neoliberal politicians and commentators are using to advocate state spending cuts.
    South Africa's inconvenient truths
    South Africa's inconvenient truths
    The World Bank's creative accounting has vastly exaggerated levels of poverty reduction.
    Divestment will shake up climate policy paralysis
    Divestment will shake up climate policy paralysis
    The window to halt runaway climate change is closing fast this decade, with world-wide emissions cuts of 50% needed by 2020, and 90% by 2050.