Quote of the Day: To Make Sense of Protests in Lebanon, Follow the Garbage Trail – The New York Times

A beach strewn with refuse on the outskirts of Beirut. Lebanon’s perpetual garbage crisis is just one example of the country’s dysfunction.Credit…Diego Ibarra Sanchez for The New York Times

“Garbage is like a gold mine for the political caste.”

~PAULA YACOUBIAN, an independent member of Lebanon’s Parliament, on a faction-based system of awarding government contracts and services that effectively institutionalizes corruption in the country.

Source: Quotation of the Day: To Make Sense of Protests in Lebanon, Follow the Garbage Trail – The New York Times

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