Revolution is a tricky thing.
There's a lot of noise. Yelling in the streets. Flags wave energetically. Television news anchors descend like a pack of well-coiffed lemmings, spouting platitudes about hope and history.
And then reality sets in. Cold, hard and, yes, very depressing reality.
That's pretty much what's going on in Egypt these days, the most populous country and one of the most important economies in a very troubled Middle East. And, if you're not paying attention, you should be.
In short, Egypt's economy is a mess. And it's only getting worse.