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The elephant in the room that prompted #Lebanon's protests. A Whatsapp tax? Who came with this silly idea? thenational.ae/business/econo… #IMF
You don't tax a population without first providing services. The Lebanese state doesn't provide basic services. However, the #IMF has one size fits all policy to make the state collect taxes when it lends money, and it doesn't care about other aspects of the economy.
Let's talk about services the Lebanese state provides to its citizens:
Water? Barely
Health care? A big No
Internet? Slowest in the world
Electricity? No
Infrastructure? No
Qs arise to where did international loan money go & why shld citizens pay taxes w/o receiving services?
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