Bureaucrat capitalism in Libya and the rentier economy

[While not a radical analysis, this Planet Money podcast makes several insightful points on the nature of bureaucrat capitalism and rentier economies.]

When Egyptians rose up against their government, the Egyptian military protected them. When Libyans rose up against their government, the military started shooting. On today’s Planet Money, we try to figure out why the responses were so different.

Planet Money 255: The Difference Between Egypt and Libya

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