Monocolumn: Taking The Wheels Off The Economy

Monocolumn: Taking The Wheels Off The Economy
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For the third week in a row, Tehran residents were given an unanticipated public holiday last Wednesday and Thursday, but there wasn’t much to celebrate over the rare four-day weekend.

Monocle
  • 3 december 2010

Monocolumn-  Taking the wheels off the economy

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For the third week in a row, Tehran residents were given an unanticipated public holiday last Wednesday and Thursday, but there wasn’t much to celebrate over the rare four-day weekend. Far from a religious or nationalistic occasion, the Iranian government granted the days off in an attempt to diminish the capital’s abnormally high levels of air pollution.

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