Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Crisis in Cairo 02-02

Demonstrations turn violent as pro-Mubarak crowd clashes with protesters

New Media, New Game

The vindication of the ‘freedom agenda’

Are They Nuts?

Fox Business reporter’s Cairo hotel room invaded by security: ‘They’re going to kill us!!’

The Story of the Egyptian Revolution

Diplomatic Scramble as Ally Is Pushed to the Exit

When you listen to the news reports coming out of Egypt and the Middle East, buried deep are generally references to rising food costs. Why are they rising? Ask the asshats who think we should burn corn in our cars. Authoritarian governments start stockpiling food to fight public anger. Authoritarian governments across the world are aggressively stockpiling food as a buffer against soaring food costs which they fear may stoke popular discontent. There have been numerous food riots in China, India, Brazil in the past 24 months thanks to ethonal and unless we stop this wasteful behavior, more and more poor will starve.

Lest you doubt my statements above:
Price Controls Cause Chaos in Ethiopian Markets
Nations Seek to Prevent Uprisings by Controlling Food Prices. Violent protests in Egypt, Algeria and Tunisia recall 2007, 2008 food riots
Energy Price-Control Lessons for ObamaCare (remembering a classic WSJ editorial from 1979)

1.6 Billion Muslims

Two Disturbing Lessons From Chaos in Cairo

B.E., Before Egypt. A.E., After Egypt.

Dan Pipes on Egypt

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