More Expensive Ice Cream?

Milk prices are going up. And yet, in the US, we are drinking less milk. According to Corey Geiger, managing editor of Hoard’s Dairyman magazine, one reason is oil. Countries in the Middle East …

Population Pyramids

These graphics are wonderful! Shaped sort of like a triangle because the elderly population is so small, this population pyramid for Egypt illustrates a youth bulge of men and women who are 15 to 29. …

A "New" World Bank

What if you made a huge amount of money available for projects in Northern Africa and the Middle East? Let’s say you successfully expanded airport capacity in Cairo or raised incomes in rural Tu…

Good and Bad Capitalism

If you are trying to figure out the economics of the Middle East, I recommend starting with Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism. One of the book’s 4 different kinds of capitalism, oligarchic capital…

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