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Monday, January 31, 2011

Onto the Sofa and Into the Tweet

Rising income inequality and neoliberal precarization -- together, I am far from denying, with decades of US-backed dictatorship with no end in sight (especially when Mubarak signaled succession for his son) -- is a key driver of the current Egyptian social unrest, but by some measures inequality in the aftermath of the long epoch of Reagan-Clinton-Bush neoliberalization is worse in the United States than in Egypt.

1 comment:

jollyspaniard said...

It'll be interesting to see if this protesting spirit catches on in the West. There's going to be a massive series of marches here in the UK next month which I'm looking forward to.

It's a bit disgusting to hear people in the media express concern that arabs getting democracy is a bad thing. It's not surprising to find out people think that way but I didn't think that's something you could say in public without being booed off the stage.