Why Bain and its ilk are the bane of governments

Economist Mariana Mazzucato takes aim at global consultancies in a book accusing them of keeping their state clients weak so they can continue milking them

18 June 2023 - 00:00

Big consulting firms such as McKinsey and Bain & Co — well known to South Africans thanks to state capture scandals — are “infantilising” governments and undermining state capacity, to ensure a never-ending stream of lucrative consulting contracts...

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