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JWing
02-07-2013, 02:20 PM
Officially, Iraq’s government has committed itself to diversifying its economy away from being dependent upon oil, and wants to create a vibrant private sector. In practice however, Iraq’s politicians always turn to the state to solve any problems. That is seen in how the central and regional governments have dealt with the high unemployment rate in the country. With Iraq having one of the youngest populations in the Middle East and North Africa there is constant pressure to create new jobs. The authorities have responded to this dilemma by creating more and more government positions each year. The fact that many of these workers do little to nothing is not a concern, because politicians are more worried that they may lose votes if they don’t give their followers part of the ever-expanding state pie, and that the public may turn against the government if the jobless rate were to increase. This has an adverse affect upon Iraq’s future, because not only does it draw away workers from private companies, but takes away money that needs to be invested into infrastructure and diversification.

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shinerguy
02-07-2013, 03:26 PM
"The authorities have responded to this dilemma by creating more and more government positions each year. The fact that many of these workers do little to nothing is not a concern, because politicians are more worried that they may lose votes if they don’t give their followers part of the ever-expanding state pie, and that the public may turn against the government if the jobless rate were to increase."

Were do you think they learned this? Greece, Italy, GB, USA it's not a solution at all and never will be.