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February 2019

by Executive Editors

 

EDITORIAL

Here we go … again

LEADERS

An uninspiring economic vision
A top-level view that forgets to ask what kind of country we want to be

COVER STORY

McKinsey’s economic vision emphasizes microscopic details over fundamentals 
A play in need of actors

ECONOMICS & POLICY

An accumulation of economic woes
Tacking corruption, electricity mafiosos, and the lack of economic vision

Take initiatives to fix the state
Making sense of how politics impacts legislative output

Arab summit shows a Lebanon at the mercy of disinterested regional powers
Out in the cold

Advocating true wisdom<
A call for rational uncertainty

Currency conundrum
The Lebanese lira and the Dutch disease

The Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum
A Lebanese perspective

Seeking climate consensus
The Paris Agreement machine, and its moving parts, are now a serious business

HOSPITALITY & TOURISM

(Not) drowning their sorrows
Spirit distributors discuss an overall challenging 2018

The juniper way
Meet four local gin producers

Gemmayze 2.0
New faces are cooking up a revival

LAST WORD

Misplaced trust
Freedom of speech under threat in Lebanon