When enough is never enough – Independent Online

How is it possible that a nurse, paramedic, firefighter, store check-out person and so many others who work to keep the world going live hand to mouth, while celebs, top sports people, politicians and tycoons rake in millions?

 

How much is enough?
The question has been lurking in my brain for years, but deeper reflection has been hampered by severe dyscalculia, a hopeless weakness in understanding numbers and economics beyond the household budget, and sometimes even that fails.

Now Covid-19 has forced a confrontation. I have always been confounded at people’s willingness to fork out thousands of rands for a frock, a handbag, shoes, suit or a watch. Have a mansion, or two, travel on private jets, jewellery that could fund a small nation, and still looks like cubic zirconias. Cars that cost more than those mansions.

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