Category Archives: Economy

So They’re Gonna Raise Some Taxes

They said people would take to the streets because parliamentary elections would be cancelled. “We are a democracy,” they said, “people won’t let that happen.” But people did let elections be cancelled, twice. They said people would not let the … Continue reading

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حان وقت التغيير – The Time has Come for Change

ملاحظة: هذه المقالة قد نشرت لأول مرة في جريدة النهار في 28-03-2013 Note: this piece was first published in Lebanese daily An Nahar on March 28, 2013. You will find an English translation below. ان ثمة شعارات ومواصفات لتحديد لبنان … Continue reading

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Cost Analysis of Change

While political scientists rush to give predictions on the effects of the Arab Revolution on the future of the region, and sociologists determine the most effective ways for the revolutionaries to deal with their newfound freedom, economists have now jumped … Continue reading

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