Using Middle Class to Affect Political Change

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Dear all,

Saw this episode of, "the Daily Show" and was reminded of an earlier episode of "Fareed Zakaria's GPS," wherein boosts to increase economic stability for the middle classes of a nation might affect political change rather than drastic and often bloody regime change.

the Daily Show with Jon Stewart Link:
Video: Vali Nasr | The Daily Show | Comedy Central

Relative to this, I'd recommend reading Vali Nasr's book, "Forces of Fortune" and Dambisa Moyo's, "Dead Aid."

I have to disagree with the generalized opinion of capitalism leading to democracy and was glad to see that this opinion wasn't shared by Vali Nasr.

Any thoughts?
 


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