In an after war country (especially a civil kind) like Lebanon the most feeling you may have is how cruel human being can be with himself and how much insanity may have been spent to feed the hunger of madness called poletics. the rebuilt streets comparing the old boosted houses and buildings are the best result of two different side of human ability to construct or to destroy!
By the way, in Lebanon's economy something is interesting for me: the government's way of getting tax of three most huge industries: Energy, Telecom and Automobile.
with excluding few companies as Mobile and other Telecom facility provider operator, the government has soar up the fees as a main income model for its own. Broadband internet for 3USD per hour and mobile call for 1 USD per minute are some good samples.
In Energy business high prices on fuel and electricity power are the other signs of this approach. you can import any car (a 200K USD Hummer or a 15K USD 206) with giving out just 1000 USD as tax. so most of the cars messing around in city are brand new and gov makes its profit via the fuel...
I like the way they've chose!