MEK: Mullahs in Iran Have the Monopoly But This Results in Economic Instability
The mullahs may have gained a stranglehold over the Iranian economy, but their economic and financial ineptitude has made this monopoly a disaster for Iran.
The monopolistic practices of the ruling regime have been a frustrating experience for private operators and businesses within Iran, but now the regime’s inexperience and incompetence is gaining attention from outside. Outside investment in Iran’s economy has suffered as a result.
For 40 years, the mullahs have been able to get away with incessant stealing, looting and plundering of the Iranian people’s wealth. But all things come to an end, especially when they’re rooted in evil.#Iranhttps://t.co/sxXWjYScto
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) May 30, 2020
Government officials have been able to take advantage of the monopolistic nature of the Iranian economic scene. “In political economy, the interests of some golden signatures and monopolies hinder economic growth and business prosperity in the country,” says the Eghtesad News daily on 22nd November. Iran scores 4.8 out of 10 in terms of economic freedom and the Fraser Research Institute ranks the country 158th out of 162 in terms of economic freedom.
“In political economy, the interests of some golden signatures and monopolies hinder economic growth and business prosperity in the country,” reported the Tasnim news agency on 25th November.
Potential investors have shunned the country during the last few years and have expressed their fears of government monopoly.
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— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) May 31, 2020
Investors are increasingly wary of investing their billions in Iran. Jahan-e Sanat’s take on it was “the bitter reality is that in the 2000s, the flow of investment in the Iranian economy in all three places [private-government-foreign] has been freezing and it will not be long before the material and physical capital invested in recent decades due to lack of modernization and lack of replacement and increase in depreciation, are being destroyed.”
Ordinary citizens are increasingly savvy about what’s holding up progress. But the general reckoning is that while the regime has failed to remove the main economic barrier facing the country over the next few years which will be the dismantling of the monopolistic barrier that China has imposed on much of the country.
The real problem lies in the fact that Iran’s capital, wealth, and resources are controlled by a medieval theocracy that cares about no one but itself.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) April 21, 2020
Today, more than 50 percent of the population has had to endure living in crowded outer city suburbs. They have to live with inflation and a falling currency.
the situation in Iran has got to the point now that any trade deals with overseas countries are never going to benefit the people. All that is left now is ousting the regime and replacing it with a government that enriches the many and not the few.
Decades of corruption and mismanagement by the Iranian regime have led to widespread poverty and social unrest. Regime officials have been quick to blame the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), for growing anti-regime sentiment and protest activity, and while it is true that the MEK’s Resistance Units have expanded significantly over the past few years, the (PMOI / MEK Iran), has attracted followers especially among the youth, because it offers a viable democratic alternative to a religious dictatorship that has left 80 percent of the population living below the poverty line.
Thousands of banners and posters have been erected across many of Iran’s cities in recent days by supporters of the #PMOI #MEK #Iran The messages were from the leaders of the main opposition movement in Iran, #NCRIhttps://t.co/ZxGIOL0R6v #Iranian #coronavirus @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/gs41y3X4VD
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 8, 2020