The Importance of Demographics in a Cultural Revolution
By Joel Bowman
02/01/11 Buenos Aires, Argentina – “A kingdom founded on injustice never lasts” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca (tutor and later advisor to emperor Nero)
Tunisia… Algeria… Yemen… Egypt… Jordan… the road to $200 oil… And that’s just for starters!Tempers are flaring and kingdoms are toppling across the Arab world this week as millions of discontented youths take to the streets to demand the overthrow of their respective leaders.
First it was Tunisia’s dictator of 23 years, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who found his head squarely on the political chopping block. Following a spate of insuppressible food riots across the country, the tiny nation’s second president has (after being denied entry to France) since fled to Saudi Arabia, where he is currently residing… although not before his wife, Leila Trabelsi, casually rocked up to Tunisia’s central bank to collect 1.5 metric tons of the country’s gold – roughly $66 million worth.