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Samir Atallah – Happiness numbers according to the cashier


Through the daily “Al-Qabas” index of her most-read book, it seems that Professor Ahmed Al-Sarraf always comes in the first ranks. The semi-permanent subject, except rarely, at the cashier, is Kuwait. It is dominated by criticism and accountability, and rarely hints at praise. That is why his opponents are many and respected by a large majority. The matter is not without enemies that he constantly refers to, namely the “Muslim Brotherhood” and parallel factions.
The cashier came from the world of banking (an anagram is just a coincidence) to the press, bringing great experience in the economy, the country’s conditions, and public laws, and assigned himself the task that is known in Western newspapers as the “Ombudsman”, or the observer of violations in the name of the people. He does not get tired, tired, bored, or complacent. His criticism is often enriched by comparisons with other people’s countries and peoples. I think he is a friendless man among those working in public affairs. In very few cases, he emerges from local concerns into the cultural space, as well as manifests himself.
There is a major issue in Kuwait known as the Bidun, meaning the thousands of people from the region who have settled for many years and are residing illegally. They are calling for regularization of their status, including citizenship. Kuwaitis are divided over the problem, as the majority fears that the cost of naturalization will be beyond the state’s capacity and capabilities. And for the Kuwaiti to lose that global advantage that does not exist in the world, except perhaps in the Scandinavian countries. Some United Nations studies used to say that the Kuwaiti is the only citizen in the world who is “a believer from cradle to grave.”
What do Ahmed Al-Sarraf numbers say? “An average family of a father, a mother, and three children costs the state nearly one million dinars ($3.50 million per generation. And sometimes much more than that. There is a high percentage that has obtained, and is still receiving, work salaries in thousands of dinars over a period of 60 years, the total of which exceeds one million.” A lot of dinars This is different from the salaries of the wife, sons and daughters before marriage, and the allowance of fifty dinars for each child, this is not unemployment compensation and employment support for those who work in the private sector (750 dinars), and housewives’ aid (600 dinars), and a grant for those who care for the disabled, and care for the elderly, Wellness insurance inside and outside Kuwait, rent allowance, marriage grant (6,000 dinars), housing loan (70,000 dinars), restoration loan, subsidy for building materials, fuel, electricity, water, free education up to a Ph.D. In any state”.