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They need a liberal economy

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Submitted by Jason Pappas (United States), Jul 4, 2013 at 06:37

Hernando DeSoto brilliantly argued in his book "The Mystery of Capital" that countries like Egypt need property rights and the rule of law to allow small businesses to flourish and grow. What Egypt needs is an Arab Ludwig Erhard. If we could just push the military to support one ...

Still it is heartening to see that pragmatism (economic concerns) trumps religious ideology. This makes plausible the thesis of your previous article "Can Islam be Reformed?"

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