Extreme circumstances call for extreme measures.
If you're Muammar Gaddifi today, that means money. Lots of money.
Gaddafi's embattled regime has promised to double some public sector workers' wages. It's also vowing a $400 bonus for every family in Libya.
The move is akin to King Abdullah's payout in Saudia Arabia announced earlier this week, where the king offered $10.7 billion in economic benefits designed to help unemployed workers and tame rising inflation.