Rich Arabs live in first world countries and pay their employees - whether citizens or foreigners - wages which are not even suitable for third world countries. They are happy with that but employees are angry. Unless rulers act and spend more time with their people who live in the third world countries, then something significant will happen in each Arab country where the balance of social justice is dysfunctional. It would thus be simply a matter of time before we witness an Arab Spring of our own.
It’s true that life as Arabs of first world countries is more fun as they enjoy luxuries and engage in interesting discussions on the best restaurants in Europe, the recent fashion trends, the best resorts and the best schools and universities. But these Arabs are also the quickest to run when the situation gets tough. The issue is not one of patriotism, it is instead linked to their ability to leave and relax away from home. They observe what’s going on from a secure place. Meanwhile, the ruler finds himself alone with his police and army. He finds himself forced to listen to angry people. It is thus better to listen to them during prosperous times and not during tough ones.
There’s money and opportunity even in poor Arab countries but bad administrations, monopolies, discrimination and corruption created an unusual economic situationJamal Kashoggi