Martyrdom = Less Demand = Lower Prices!
Mahmoud discovers a great way to fight inflation and unemployment.
Mahmoud discusses economics with his two sons- Mahdi, a civil engineer (like his father), on the right, and his youngest Alireza, who is an internet addict, and a mechanical engineering student in the middle. The photo was taken at Mahdi’s wedding earlier this month. (Farda News)
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says that the way to beat the growing economic crisis in Iran is through a “culture of martyrdom.”
Iran Focus reported:
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said the country’s economic woes can be solved by the “culture of martyrdom, the Mehr news agency reported.
“If we want to build the country, maintain our dignity and solve economic problems, we need the culture of martyrdom,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in a speech on Wednesday in the western city of Hamedan.
He described martyrdom, dying or being killed for one’s religious beliefs, as “a quick and shortcut way to reach the summit of salvation.”
He did not say how becoming a martyr would help the economy, which is struggling from high inflation.
The president was speaking a day after ousted economy minister Davoud Danesh Jaafari became the latest person to launch a withering attack on him for his unconventional economic policies.
Ahmadinejad has been criticised for pumping excessive liquidity into the economy to fund infrastructure projects, causing huge money supply growth and triggering Iran’s current inflation of around 18 percent.
However, critics believe the real inflation rate exceeds 25 percent, and have accused Ahmadinejad of making unscientific decisions in economic matters.
Davoud Danesh Jaafari, the government’s economic minister blasted Mahmoud earlier in the week after he was replaced on the Ahmadinejad cabinet.