Egypt violence is rooted in the economy, not just politics


Ayman Mohyeldin
worldnews.nbcnews.com
January 30, 2013

Egypt’s recent days of violence have focused attention on the country’s political crisis – but the underlying cause remains an economy on the brink of collapse.

Rising prices of basic goods like bread, sugar and gasoline coupled with high rate of unemployment and a lack of social justice has created a lethal and combustible cocktail.

Poor education, youth disenfranchisement, unemployment and poverty have created a reservoir of resentment between the young men leading the protests and the government.

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