I’m preparing a big post on economic reforms, the weakness and politicization of labor unions, the Paris III conference, on how economic policy was conducted since Hariri monopolized decision-making regarding that matter, and finally, on why we are still in a militia economy, reinforcing divisions and inequalities.
But in the process of collecting articles written lately on labor union demonstrations, the paris III plans to be submitted by the government to beg for money, and other related matters such as the near collapse of the agricultural sector, I have come across this article that quotes an unidentified Al Mustaqbal parliamentary member saying that basically if Iran could give us one billion dollars then we wouldn’t need to go to Paris to fetch some cash. This clearly exemplifies the cheap mercantile mentality of Hariri Inc. and how this rationale was central in the way the country was ruled.
It does not worry anyone in Al Mustaqbal if the debt happened because of their immature and piecemeal economic policies. On the contrary, they have the guts to ask the people they hate most, and against whom they’ve been lobbying forcefully, to give them money so that they can get rid of their responsibilities.