Though this isn’t a new phenomenon in Lebanon’s plethora of neglected towns and communities, families such as this one have dealt a new blow in Lebanon’s worsening economic crisis.
ADADOver the past 30 years, Lebanon has relentlessly tried to maintain an absurd economic system, best described as a toxic concoction of sectarianism, territorialism and laissez-faire capitalism.
ADADThere’s also the question of alleviating Lebanon’s rampant corruption, including black-market cash cows such as its informal electricity and water services.
But Lebanon’s elites also cannot tread freely as they once did, with citizens now mobilizing within minutes when they feel injustice is brewing.
Or they can save themselves and sweep all of the country’s socioeconomic problems under the rug — business as usual.

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