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Charles R Stith

Who gets the shot, who gets the shaft?

The vaccine can break the surge cycle, if the poor and the newly poor are prioritised

The US election problem is over, but the coronavirus lingers

Ending the lockdown is a policy both Trump and Biden voters could agree on

The economic effects of racism are more deadly than Covid-19

A recent report shows that racism has cost the US economy $16-trillion in growth over the past two decades. If the financial-services industry wants to show that Black Lives Matter, it needs to rethink how it allocates capital

A salute to an African statesman, Benjamin William Mkapa

Charles R Stith and Benjamin William Mkapa were friends. Stith did not get to say goodbye.

It’s not a case of jobs or lives. Jobs are lives

Starvation is driving the spread of the coronavirus and the government needs to let people work and create jobs

Target poor populations with meaningful measures other than lockdown

Low and no-income people are the hardest hit by Covid-19. Isolation is near impossible in places like townships. Rather lift them out of poverty

Open letter: Mr Biden, America must lead the next global catastrophe

Trump’s handling of the coronavirus crisis was a textbook example of what not to do, you will have to do it all differently

Lockdown syndrome: The latest fallout from the Covid-19 crisis

Is this “syndrome” another symptom that the lockdown has made us all a little bit crazy? Is it a symbol that we all just need to get a grip on it?

The coronavirus crisis: A failure of policy and leadership

The world needs someone to step up and take charge – anyone but Donald Trump that is

US presidential campaign 2020: The Democratic conundrum

As Super Tuesday looms, there are five candidates left in the Democratic race. But the party must ensure it selects someone who will be able to defeat incumbent Donald Trump

Real estate isn’t sexy, but in South Africa it’s serious

Being able to own property will help close the wealth gap between black and white people

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