Essay on Lebanese Brain Drain

1164 Words May 2nd, 2013 5 Pages
Lebanon is facing a critical economic situation. The economic crisis is encouraging Lebanese citizens to emigrate, leaving their country, and their families behind. Statistics showed that “most emigrants are mainly men between the ages of 20 to 44”, Safieddine, Assem (2004). Also, by losing Lebanon’s middle class, Lebanon is becoming more deprived of productivity and development. Since the most educated people are the most common emigrants, the government should put more effort into improving Lebanon’s current situation and provide proper representatives to assess the country’s social, political, and economical problem. Emigration has come to have a few causes. One cause is economic, which is because of the lack of opportunities and poverty …show more content…
Lebanon’s debt of $58 billion is stopping the economy’s growth that is why immediate action must be taken to save the country and increase its wealth and savings. Giving rights to emigrants who are linked to Lebanon is one step in strengthening our country. Other ways that could be effective is by encouraging investments by locals and being more engaged in the community. Because Lebanon is much politicized, what is the most corruptive is the lack of trust us citizens have towards our government. This lack of trust is impacting people’s willingness to invest in a negative way.
Lebanon’s education problem also plays a role in the damage that is happening. Educated people are having trouble finding suitable jobs in Lebanon, which encourages them to work abroad. On the other hand, the absence of good quality education that is leading to unequal levels of literacy is one of the large reasons that affect our country. When there is a high percentage of people with not enough education, and are not treated fairly and who are victims of the government who is not providing fair treatment, it leads them to turning into rebels of their own country, and following sects blindly without knowledge of how they are acting. When such people roam the streets causing problems because their so called political “leader” implies that, it destroys the country’s image and is setting apart the country’s people instead of bringing them together. Politicians should…

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