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No Economic Justice With Hidden Subsidies

Iran paid $45 billion in energy subsidies to rank first globally, as China paid $38 billion in energy subsidies in 2017. This is while Iran's population is over 80 million and China has 1.5 billion citizens
No Economic Justice With Hidden Subsidies No Economic Justice With Hidden Subsidies

Forty young researchers, along with a group of renowned economic experts, including Masoud Nili, former special presidential aide for economic affairs; Mohsen Jalalpour, former president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture; and Hossein Abdoh-Tabrizi, former secretary-general of the Securities and Exchange Brokers Organization, recently released a statement calling for an end to indirect and hidden subsidies doled out by the government. 
The statement, which was also signed by Ali Sarzaeem, deputy cooperatives minister; Mohammad Fazeli, sociologist and assistant professor at Shahid Beheshti University; and Pouya Nazeran, economics professor at Ohio State University, starts off by quoting the remarks of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on Feb. 15, 2018, in Tabriz.


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