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Kabul Korrespondence

Fresh, factual, and funky view of Afghanistan and the surrounding Central Asian region

Recession Free Zone

Friday, January 30, 2009

As the world spirals into ever deeper economical depression, one country thats seems to have escaped this self induced black hole is sunny Afghanistan.

With all the billions of promised aid and military spending allocated for this year, it looks like there will be more 'rebuilding' and more jobs than in previous years.

On top of this, the 'powers that be' in the south are expecting another bumper crop of opium; meaning that from the farmer to the drug lord, prosperity will envelope the economy.

But there are still the millions of Afghans that wont benefit from all these cash injections.
1000s will freeze this winter.
1000's will die from starvation.
1000's will die from lack of medical services
And most will not see an improvement in their lifestyles since 2001.....

So as the rich get richer, the middle get fatter and the poor get poorer, I ask:
How bad is this recession for most?
Who will really suffer?
Who are just complaining cause they have a opportunity to.....
posted by Travis, 12:00 pm


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