Worst of times for Iran

“Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure 19 pounds 19 shillings and six pence, result happiness. Annual income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 20 pounds and six pence, result misery,” said Charles Dickens’ Wilkins Micawber in the novel David Copperfield. Households in President Mahmud Ahmadinejad’s Iran must suffer on a Dickensian scale, for they spend 10% more than […]