Sleeping Tiger on the Nile in Sheep’s Clothing

I have always been one of those skeptics that all governments have a tendency to bend the truth and very little of what they say should be believed. In this context, many years ago I had a chance encounter with my first experience with economic data fabrication in Egypt. I was just a young analyst, and was following economic trends in Egypt closely. I started noticing that Egypt’s three government-owned newspapers carried articles daily on new incoming investments, foreign and domestic, and the number of jobs they were likely to create. These investments seemed so fabulous, so potentially transformative of the Egyptian economy, I studiously kept reading day after day in awe. As the stories o

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