From a dossier on Egypt by Wael Abdel Fateh in Al Akhbar (my summary)
Egypt, the land of the mighty Nile, is thirsty. But not all of Egypt: there is a "thirst belt", which overlaps with the misery belt, and there is a "golf belt" where the rich can go and relax in their $millions apartments, and play golf as well. There, the grass is watered freely while the rest of the country has to drink polluted water, when it can access it. In the "Marina" resort, where powerful and rich people meet, a politician was heard saying: "If things remain as they are, the hungry and thirsty will enter the resorts of the rich and eat their livers".
Meanwhile, and after 56 years of the revolution which eliminated titles and imposed equality between all Egyptians, at least in theory, the Egyptian noblesse is making a comeback. Beik and hanem and bachas are titles that are now commonly used to refer to the rich and powerful and to the members of the ruling class.
Elsewhere, a young man asks his father: "why are we poor?" The father answers: "because I am honest". The son answers: "why should I pay for this?".