Al-Ahram Weekly Online   5 - 11 February 2009
Issue No. 933
Published in Cairo by AL-AHRAM established in 1875

Too slow for comfort
The automobile market in Egypt is suffering badly, and the problem runs deeper than the current financial crisis, investigates Niveen Wahish
Ristotle once said that happiness belongs to the self-sufficient. The man did not meet Egyptians nowadays. Being generally self-sufficient, for reasons beyond Aristotle's wisdom, Egyptians are nevertheless not happy. Sherine Nasr examines why Egyptians have repeatedly failed to rank high in the index of happiness, as shown by a recent survey conducted by the Nielsen company, a global information and media company active in more than 100 countries.
Free to fall
How far is Egypt economically free? Sherine Abdel-Razek analyses the country's score on different freedom indexes

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