Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pyramiding Wealth

The perennial President Hosni
Built an eye-popping nest egg because he,
From the kickbacks he clawed,
Invested abroad;
Say - there's a right clever chap, was'n' 'e?  

Christopher Davidson, a professor of Middle East politics interviewed by Kai Ryssdal of public radio's Marketplace, theorized that the reputedly great wealth of Egypt's President Hosni Mubarak stems from kickbacks from foreign trading partners - a common practice there -  and their adroit reinvestment in foreign real estate. 


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