Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's not just circuses, bread is on the way

Saudi Arabia will spend $43 billion on its poorer citizens and religious institutions.

Kuwaitis are getting free food for a year. Civil servants in Algeria received a 34 percent pay rise. Desert cities in the United Arab Emirates may soon enjoy uninterrupted electricity.


Coming soon to an easily appeased nation near you.


  1. Now we get to see what the post-scarcity future looks like! Whee! Death by distraction!

  2. Everyone predicting a collapse is crazy. This will be a loooong, slow slide. Look at the rest of the world: cooking oil and wheat/rice subsidies are hilariously cheap. Proles are a really cheap date, and once you have easily manipulable subsidies, enforcing conformity gets much easier.