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The Friday Podcast: Egypt's Military, Inc.

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The Friday Podcast: Egypt's Military, Inc.

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The Friday Podcast: Egypt's Military, Inc.

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Egyptian soldier
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Egyptian soldier
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So far, the Egyptian military has largely sided with the protesters in the streets of Cairo.

This is not only because the military supports the people; it's also because the military sells the people lots of stuff.

On today's Planet Money, we look at the Egyptian military's deep business ties to everything from dishwashers to resort hotels. And we consider how those ties influence how the military responds to the crisis.

For more, see our post from earlier today.

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