• There is no clarity about what proponents of a BIG want, but it seems like they envisage a programme that would cost between R200 billion and R300 billion a year.
  • Public finances are already unsustainable, so a new commitment at this scale is unaffordable.
  • Raising taxes to pay for a BIG would slow economic growth, with severe consequences for the economy, including the poor.
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