The well known Peruvian economist Hernando de Soto is interpreting the Arab Spring as an uprising of informal entrepreneurs.
See more in the following videos.
You can also listen to the podcast of the Arab Spring: [audio:http://ia700807.us.archive.org/21/items/StiftungEntrepreneurshipHernandodeSoto-OnEntrepreneurshipandtheArabSpring1_2/HernandoDeSotolaborfuerentrepreneurship1.mp3]
Mr. de Soto's interpretation of the financial crisis.
You can also listen to the podcast of the financial Crisis: [audio: http://ia601207.us.archive.org/19/items/StiftungEntrepreneurshipHernandodeSoto-Onthefinancialcrisisofthewest2_2_2/HernandoDeSotolfe2financialcrisis.mp3]