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Redistribution wont fix the trade deficit. Egypt has to either grow a lot more food, or grow a major export industry so that it can afford to buy it. Redistribution might be useful for doing that but it would be more accurately described as "forced investment" and "dirigism". Available resources: A lot of desert, a lot of people, and a location on a humongous sea trade route. Uhm. Looked at like that, this is workable.. I mean, if you want to build a gazillion seawater green houses there are all those idle hands that would be happy to do that, and moving materials in and produce out is quite doable..
by Thomas on Sun Jul 14th, 2013 at 05:10:22 PM EST

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