The news from North Africa and the Middle East has been truly amazing lately. It’s a little scary for business owners and everyone else who depends on oil (in other words, nearly everybody). Recent unrest in oil-rich Libya has sent oil prices skyward. But over the long term, expensive oil may be a small price to pay.
Nobody knows what kind of change is happening; all that’s certain is that change has come and likely will continue. The ideas behind the gathering, singing, shouting, and violence are contagious: Wanting basic human rights shouldn’t be too much to ask. North African countries are swept up in it. News of at least some unrest has also trickled out of China.