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In Egypt, who is for economic liberty?

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Submitted by Jim Woods (United States), Jul 25, 2012 at 00:22

I recently listened to a talk by Hernando de Soto, probably a CFR podcast. He mentioned that the Muslim Brotherhood had reached out to him on implementing the economic reforms that remained stonewalled during the Mubarak Administration.

Meanwhile, I understand that Erdogan in Turkey relies upon support from the business community.

Did the liberal elements in Egypt fail to advocate the protection of property rights? Did they advocate an economic liberation in Egypt?

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Yes, the liberals in Egypt advocate private property rights.

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