Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 7

14-Feb-2011

MEES Agenda

Regional Tumult Centers On Inequality

The recent MENA regional turmoil, which has already unseated Tunisias long-serving president and threatens to do the same to other leaders in the region, has inequality at its core. Rising food prices and growing unemployment have acted as the straw that broke the camels back for many of the protestors.

By and large most countries in the region had weathered the financial crisis that...