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Build good schools. Send people to them.


Come on, one-liners are fine.

There is correlation between education and happiness and world well-being. Hans Rosling has plenty of great talks on TED about it. No-one can say his analysis is shallow.

What is interesting though is that Egypt and especially Tunisia did invest heavily in education. The result is countries with highly-educated under-employed generation and, eventually, peaceful(ish) revolution.

In a global Adam-Smith scheme of things, what can a country like Egypt or Tunisia export? Where can jobs come from?

They could export microchips and software, like Israel does.

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