Morsi: Neglecting Human Development is the Cause of Egypt’s Failure
Muslim Brotherhood Executive Bureau member Dr. Mohamed Morsi said Egypt’s ranking in the latest Failed States Index indicates the tragedy the country reached due to the policies of the current regime that puts human development at the end of its priorities.
Human development is the main pillar of any nation’s progress, he told Ikhwanweb. In Egypt, however, it is completely ignored. The results conveyed in the Foreign policy report are the natural outcome of absolute failure in social development strategies which impacted the entire society, causing individuals to lose their ability to contribute to production.
“Since the individual is the target of human development, his dignity and freedom should be guaranteed. His productive ability should be enhanced. By this only we can achieve ultimate progress in all other axes of development.”
But human dignity and freedom are completely disrespected, he said. The Egyptian citizen is the victim of ill distribution of wealth, destructive error in balance of payments, lack of balance between imports and exports, and the prominence of consumption over real production.
“It is a shame that we import the basic materials of production. Egypt does not produce cars or planes, but we brag about our massive ceramics production.”
Exporting gas to Israel on reduced prices is also evidence of the defected policy of the government of Egypt, Morsi added.
The system that is currently governing Egypt, he said, has impoverished the nation and led to instability on all levels as a result of injustice, tyranny, and seeking the interests of capital holders.
“This is a regime which claims to be democratic while it is paving the way for the inheritance of authoritarianism. It claims to be endorsing liberal economy while in reality it only applies it in the way that serves the interests of people of wealth and power.”
The Fund for Peace, an independent research organization, and Foreign Policy magazine have issued the fourth annual Failed States index yesterday. Its aim is to closely monitor weak states-their progress, their deterioration, and their ability to withstand challenges. Using 12 social, economic, political, and military indicators, the report ranked 177 states in order of their vulnerability to violent internal conflict and societal deterioration.
Egypt was ranked 40 in the overall failure result, but it came fifth under the “security apparatus” indicator, 37th in human rights, 20th in uneven development, seventh in its failure in public services, and 20th in failed economy.