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Sugar, the SAIRR and conflicts of interest

The South African Institute for Race Relations (IRR) identifies itself as a liberal think-tank, focusing on research and ideas that might conduce to investment and economic growth.

As you’d know, the term “liberal” means many different things to different people. On my terms, the IRR has often been¬†empathy-light, in that its idealistic vision of what the data tells us we should do can sometimes appear blind to important social and political contexts.