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  • Letter from the Gulf

    By: Dr. Allan E. Goodman on Monday, July 1, 2013

    "We Gulf Arabs are not as rich as the world thinks we are." The speaker is a government minister worried not only by the prospect of oil and gas running out but also by not having enough education. She looks out on a vast construction site in a grand new ministry building and sees the potential of solar power and other renewable sources to replace what many oil countries take from beneath their deserts and from the sea. As that happens, and population grows, her young people will need jobs. Right now they don't receive the education that will make them employable.


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