Saturday, March 12, 2011

Syria neoliberalising

"Samir Aita, a Syrian economist, said the state needed to step up development projects, but it was focusing on promoting business monopolies and "rent seeking" activities such as real estate, as was the case also in Tunisia and Egypt.
"Everyone wanted to emulate the 'Dubai model' of free trade and real estate zones...forgetting that they have a population that needs jobs and for whom the growth should be directed. Look what has happened to them," Aita wrote in a paper published on the Syria Comment website." (Thanks Tamara)

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