Iran’s Economy in Decline: Economic Analysis
Persian2English / Seyedmohammedsadegh Alhosseini
04-Feb-2010 (2 comments)

...In the housing sector...The numbers show a decline of 64.9% and 37.5%...the decline in the number of permits issued can result in a shortage in the housing supply in the coming year. This can be very dangerous for the housing market given the age structure of the country.

...the number of permits issued for industrial units has declined for the second year in a row. The figures show a decline of 11.3% in 2007 and an unprecedented drop of 45.7% in 2008.

...Iran’s economic situation, based on the Central Bank’s statistics, is bleak...the bell has started to toll for the Iranian economy.


Iranians prefer being poor

by FG on

 "The sole valid yardstick for evaluating the Islamic Republic is the degree to which it has enriched Our Holy Ones. 

"Still we must concede that at least one criticism appears valid until one looks closer.  Some of our people complain that certain non-clerics (mainly high officials in our security services) now get a bigger share of the loot.   That is a fact.  However, most of our people have enough common sense to recognize a practical necessity when they see one.

"Ever since Allah placed Him on Iran's throne, Khamenei has worked unselfishly toward God's central goal.  However poor they were in 1979, all the top clerics surrounding Him have become multi-millionaires (Allah's blessings upon them!). At $36 billion (not million) and growing, Khamenei's family is most blessed of all (Allah Be Praised!).

"Directing national wealth to where Allah intended is the revolution's finest achievement.  Our people have every reason to be pleased.  

"Unfortunately,Obama's wife, Israel, the CIA. the Elks Club and certain members of the NY Yankees baseball team engage in mass hypnosis and other devious techniques to mislead the people of Iran.  The tiny minority of nitpicking discontents occasionally visible on our streets are conscious, card-carrying agents of that foreign conspiracy.  Many are known to spray people with mind-control gas supplied from abroad.  This turns some people in bad directions.  To protect sources, we can't supply our strongest proof but we can supply impressive confessions. 

Finally, critics of Khamenei's behavior fail to understand that, as Allah's Chosen One, He is equipped by God himself to detect who invented such terrible western ideas as human rights, free speech and press, fair trials and equality for all citizens.  It was Satan himself.  This explains why Holy Khamenei must occasionally do things that would merit criticism under other circumstances (beating, raping, torturing, murdering, rigging trials then hanging the convicted).   In fighting Satan, defending Islam and preventing moral corruption no means is unacceptable.  A good father will discipline his childen no matter how much it may pain him. 

"The overwhelming majority of our people understand this.  This is why, despite anything you may have seen over the last seven months, 99 percent of the Iranian people still love the Islamic Republic and idolize its Moral Exemplar.


Isn't this an accurate and fair summary of the arguments put forth by Sargoud Perouz, "Om" and other regime defenders here?




Yes. Very clever. thank you.

by vildemose on

Yes. Very clever. thank you.