We all know about the protests that have been going on one after the other in the Middle East. Is this random? Perhaps not. Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Bahrain--what do they have in common? And what's next?
So apparently, it could be a combination of unemployment rate and length of dictatorship that drives likelihood of protest. The graphic below pretty much summarizes in all: green dot shows how many years the current leader has been in power, white dot shows the rate of unemployment.
Perhaps the protests are going to stop spreading for a while...