At the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Marrakech last week, I expected to hear the sustainability challenges of the Middle East and North Africa (the so-called "MENA" region) described in some detail -- from education to health care, from women in the workplace to replacing oil. I was not disappointed, but what I did not expect to hear in that setting was a lesson on energy economics from Manhattan. Delegates from the MENA region and beyond have long concluded that a growing economy -- even in one of the most oil-rich parts of the globe -- cannot be sustained by …
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