Monday, May 10, 2010

I Guess I'd Be Angry Too If My Meat Cost a 1/4 of My Paycheck

Rising meat prices in Egypt have lead to growing protests and meat boycotts over economic hardship.

The protests have mostly been small, but they cast a spotlight on an income disparity that critics contend goes to the heart of Egypt's social and economic woes: An ineffective and autocratic regime more intent on preserving its authority and catering to the elite than the needs of the overwhelming majority of its people.

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