Monday, January 21, 2008

Master plan

What happened to the Master Plan (le schema directeur) for Lebanon? Abdel Haleem fadlallah asks in the Economic page of Al Akhbar (the best Arabic newspaper on the planet).

"It looks like the removal of the masterplan from the list of priorities of the regime is due to this regime's intention to avoid questions that could challenge the ideological basis of the dominant economic policies of Lebanon. The masterplan addresses the following issues among others: What will be Lebanon's economic role in the region? Will it construct its economic future on the basis of specialization or diversity? How can we move from a vision of balanced development based on grants and donations to one based on the division of labor and the distribution of employment opportunities?"

Read the rest (in Arabic)

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