Hernando deSoto, property rights, and Egypt

Lynne Kiesling Yesterday the Wall Street Journal featured an essay from Peruvian economist Hernando De Soto, focusing on the socio-economic roots of the current protests against the authoritarian Mubarak government. De Soto’s work on the debilitating consequences of the lack of property rights for individual prosperity and economic growth is outstanding, and he has been … More Hernando deSoto, property rights, and Egypt

U.S. military aid funds tear gas used to repress peaceful protestors in Egypt

Lynne Kiesling I am watching and following the events in Egypt with great interest. Of course as a technologist-of-sorts who studies complexity I am interested in the role of social media in enabling such a distributed movement to coalesce. Unlike what happened in Iran in June 2009, this uprising seems likely to have a longer-lasting … More U.S. military aid funds tear gas used to repress peaceful protestors in Egypt