Posts Tagged ‘Egypt’

  • Everyday Economics: Replacing tradition with government central planning for garbage removal created problems in Cairo, Egypt.

    Why Government Cannot Trash Waste Management

    Oct 28, 14 • 333 Views • No Comments

    Central planning through large firms could not replace the consistency and environmental benefits of a zabaleen system for trash removal In Cairo, Egypt......  [read more]

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    Subsidies: Fueling Egyptian Turmoil

    Jul 6, 13 • 255 Views • No Comments

    The time is 8 am. During March 2012, 200 people at a depot just west of Cairo are waiting for a truck delivery of butane cylinders. One gentleman yells, “Please, I’ve been waiting for 10 days to get my cylinder–who can bear this?”......  [read more]

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    Population Pyramids

    May 20, 11 • 436 Views • No Comments

    These graphics are wonderful! Shaped sort of like a triangle because the elderly population is so small, this population pyramid for Egypt illustrates a youth bulge of men and women who are 15 to 29. The “bulge” represents 28% of the......  [read more]

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    How Do You Disconnect the Internet?

    Feb 13, 11 • 338 Views • No Comments

    As a Vodafone New Zealand customer, events in Egypt directed affected you. With a Cairo based call center that had to be closed, Vodafone said that people needing assistance waited 7 or 8 minutes for service that was directed elsewhere. According to The New......  [read more]

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    Happy Rice Farmers

    Feb 8, 11 • 429 Views • No Comments

    With a typical Egyptian household spending 38.3% of its budget on food in 2008, you can see why soaring food prices could fuel turmoil. But what about the other side? For Senegal farmer and trader, Ndeye Sarr Diop, rising rice prices were an opportunity. The......  [read more]