Thursday, March 20, 2014

Iran's Dismal Economy

It seems like a lifetime ago and really since I lived there in 1969-1973 it really almost is.  But I have very fond memories of looking out our window at the mountains in the this picture back when Tehran was much much smaller.  Perhaps the memories of waking up early to the call to prayer or just plain living in a society so different than my own, makes it a real pleasure to teach it as one of the comparative countries.

At any rate life there is not nearly as nice today as it was when I was there as you can see from this NYTimes article on the amazing inflation and tremendous economic problems in Iran.  

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