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Well business may be at the center of the Egyptian protests or at least one businessman -- he's an executive a dual role.
Who flew to Egypt from the UAE to take part in the protests and was soon arrested.
Little is known about while bowling but some folks already are calling him the biggest leader now in the anti Mubarak coalition so.
Could business actually end up having a stronger effect on liberty Egypt and all of -- government and political groups combined -- -- joined now by Yaron brook.
He -- of the -- and ran -- center for individual rights and hiring a plaza was of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies and gentlemen.
I think we may have a bridging the gap here because you're on your from Israel and hi -- you're from Egypt corrected but you.
You tend to agree on this on this point of liberal economics and when we say liberal we need free market -- -- ivory.
Tell us a little bit about this guy from -- -- -- what effect he's having on this movement against Mubarak.
This when you have -- name is is among the young egyptians who expired to a better life to -- democracy.
To a bigger -- In the in governing Egypt.
And they used to -- tools off technology which are actually American tools.
And to try and spread their message and organize -- -- And it's amazing to see how business had such a huge impact.
On Egyptian politics and how the few people behind computers were able to mobilize.
-- the masses and you're on what -- what I love about.
Business you have all these marketing box inside the beltway and and the State Department.
All over the world really getting involved not having any affect any substantive effect at all.
But here's a kind of business community and he relates to what the people want and what the people want isn't it is is an opportunity do business unfettered yet they they -- -- be free and and business really represents that's one of the things that I think keeps American culture.
Healthy is the fact that we take business so seriously so many of Al.
Young kids don't going to government like they do in Europe and elsewhere -- -- go into business -- business about what personal achievement.
It's about success it's about innovation it's about entrepreneurship.
And if we can if that model is -- model it's exported into these other countries.
Then they will become free and we will see them turning into a more liberal state and Heidi what I love is that you have you do have this connection between did the urge to be free and the urge to start a business of your own and Google sort of represents the kind of model that all young people would like to -- So will this continue will we see sort of free market economics in the forefront of the move for change in Egypt.
Absolutely especially at that do Mubarak regime and did their regime before it was -- on socialism.
So it was against free market economy in the 1990s they introduce some measure is off.
-- -- economy but to -- core of the Egyptian economy is still the socialist.
The public sector is still a very big.
And this what what these young people have done is that they have -- to -- -- the entrepreneurship to -- something that has disappeared over the last 4050 years by the -- -- doesn't doesn't -- socialism thing go all the way back to -- back in the fifties.
Absolutely absolutely it was installed and it -- -- -- -- to be added to it some got that that isn't but it was never have -- all right but.
Not only is a free market deposed today at the regime that's in power now -- -- but it also.
Is opposed I would think to the Muslim Brotherhood and those people.
Wherever they want to put themselves on the right -- the left who would also be opposed to our values absolutely -- any type of authoritarianism.
Is opposed to the free markets you know it's very very rich Islamic fashion is a more European social.
Nationalism -- European socialism type of of of -- so yes I mean the most of -- could potentially.
Be worse for they've for the Egyptian economy they would definitely be was American interest in the Middle East.
But let's not give up on this site I think unfortunately that there's a high probability that -- -- Muslim Brotherhood will be the beneficiaries yet.
But I think that's not give up on those young people -- the people who really want freedom really wants.
You know who Heidi we don't want -- don't wanna be idealistic here we got to recognize that these these thugs sometimes the thugs are the ones very often thugs are the ones who get the power in the Middle East.
Just because they're more thuggish.
And the free market ideals as as much as people are attracted to them.
I have to receipt is of thugs take over what's a chance of that happening in -- Hey it's eight say it's unlikely even on the ground I mean the -- and -- -- say it.
That underground are may be 10% of the Muslim Brotherhood.
They like to have to appear as -- largest school but they are not in fact angles so if these people who are able.
Are able to shake the Mubarak regime so they will not enable any ideology that will hijack this revolution.
Or -- permission from the country people.
How are thirsty a freedom market economy and this is what it's all about.
-- I really hope I really hope he's right you know I think that if we were in the midst of 79 you run we would be saying the same thing.
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