Thursday, February 3, 2011

Child Entrepreneurs Fuel Revolution

or Child Terrorists Threaten Middle-East Peace, as Fox News would have it.

Another hope I found in Robert Fisk's February 3 report:

Near the statue of Talaat Harb, a boy sold agwa – a peculiarly Egyptian date-bread delicacy – at 4 pence each – while on the other side of the road, two figures stood, a girl and a boy, holding identical cardboard trays in front of them. The girl's tray was filled with cigarette packets. The boy's tray was filled with stones.

A free market capitalism is alive and well, amid chaos and violence.


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