Can Egyptians Eat Cake?
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  • Walter Sobchak

    Those of us who read Spengler (not Oswald, but his modern avatar David Goldman) regularly have known about this issue for a year:

    “Food and failed Arab states” By Spengler,
    Feb 2, 2011
    http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MB02Ak01.html

    “Corruption and Islamism in Egypt” by David P. Goldman, December 2, 2011

    http://pjmedia.com/spengler/2011/12/02/corruption-and-islamism-in-egypt/

  • 80 percent! How do they pay for it?

  • Kenny

    “80 percent! How do they pay for it?”

    Foreign aid (welfare) is a big part, and a lot of that comes from the pocket of the U.S. taxpayer.

  • bob sykes

    One has to wonder if the Green Revolution (the original one, about crop yields) will come to a bad end.

  • Walter Grumpius

    “It’s hard to see where this goes.”

    On the contrary, it is embarrassingly easy to see where this goes.

    There are just going to have to be fewer Egyptians. A lot fewer. How exactly they work out the messy details is up to Egypt I reckon, but we know in advance what the result must eventually be, n’importe mode.

    Oh, and plus, super special note to Egypt: don’t come here.

  • Paul

    Liberals were giddy about Egypt’s prospects a year ago; Chris Matthews described himself as “jubilant.” They mocked Glenn Beck and others who warned of a looming catastrophe in Egypt. Remind me again … why are we conservatives the stupid ones?

  • Lexington Green

    Sadly, it is not hard to see where this goes. It goes to a disastrous famine. Deposing Mubarak was simply a distraction on the downward path. The Arab Spring was a mirage.

  • Kris

    I was going to start passing the plate, but then I came across this. I wouldn’t want to damage the Egyptians’ oh-so-delicate sensibilities.

  • Jacksonian Libertarian

    “Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.” Edmund Burke
    The Egyptian culture is about to get schooled the hard way, as the Islamists they have put in charge fail.

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