Mark on TV analyzing Egypt’s election and problems–especially economic

I’ll be on IBA News at 6 pm Israel time and on line afterward, discussing the election of Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as Egypt’s president and explaining the problems he faces. The main one is the economy, especially subsidies. No one’s talking about that outside Egypt, because it’s “boring.” We need to redirect our focus from politics and religion to economics in this region–especially in Egypt. It’s our job as journalists to make it interesting. There are several chapters about the issue in my book. One notes that poor countries subsidize gasoline and rich countries tax it–an example of how things are backwards.

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