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The Egyptian Uprising Is a Direct Response to Ruthless Global Capitalism

Economic decline at the hands of 'hot' money has driven Egyptians' discontent.

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In that respect, as difficult as conditions are in the Middle East, there may be more hope for economic change to rise from those revolting populations. It may not come from simply overthrowing the current regime, given the entrenched “liberalization” strategies, but it is certainly an excellent start. 

Nomi Prins is a senior fellow at the public policy center Demos and author of It Takes a Pillage: Behind the Bailouts, Bonuses, and Backroom Deals from Washington to Wall Street .

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