|An anti-Morsi protester holds the Koran and a Cross as he shouts slogans against Egypt’s President Mohamed Mursi and the Muslim Brotherhood on the Qasr El Nile bridge near Tahrir Square in Cairo December 29, 2012. Egypt’s opposition accused President Mohamed Mursi’s Islamist allies of trying to muzzle dissent on Friday after prosecutors decided to investigate whether prominent government critics were guilty of sedition. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh|
Morsi is not sufficiently attentive to endemic social problems. At the core of Egypt’s predicament lie educational and economic impediments. One of every three adults is illiterate; 40% of women can’t read and write. Unemployment is high. The college educated is many times more likely to be unemployed than the poorly educated. Higher education makes young people politically agitated and economically dependent.