Saturday, April 09, 2005

Good Things Take Time

Here is a well-written article about the Middle East that I found quite interesting:

Here is an excerpt:

"These states all face a demographic tsunami: Roughly half the Arab world is under 25, and these young people will need 100 million jobs over the next few decades. Economic growth of that scale requires a market economy, which in turn requires the rule of law, pluralism, property rights, a public life for women, and accountability. Such reforms can be achieved only at the expense of the entrenched elites--the hereditary monarchs, the perpetual presidents, and the revolutionary mullahs."

Had you rather those 100 million have the chance to get a job, or have them flying planes into our skyscrapers?


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