The price of tyranny in Egypt
Mismanagement has left Egypt with soaring unemployment and a huge budget deficit, but any ruler who would dare cut the budget or reduce subsidies would face demonstrations by millions.
What do the protests in Brazil, Indonesia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Egypt, Greece, France, Israel and now Egypt have in common? The economy. Behind the anger lurks the great gap between the life you wanted to live and reality. That's what is generating the wave of global protests. And since in Egypt the gap between expectations and reality is huge, the consequences are even more serious.