The push for democracy has stalled, and corruption is as rife as ever. No wonder so many Egyptian entrepreneurs are looking elsewhere for opportunities.
There's new construction everywhere. There's also crime, corruption, and nuclear waste. Culture? Uh, no.
A luxe enclave of superrich hedge funds. But one meltdown and this party's over.
Las Vegas, Nevada
An environmental pileup in the making. Can the casinos find enough water to fill all those pools?
Think Vegas, except in China. Home prices have doubled in four years.
A version of this article appeared in the July/August 2007 issue of Fast Company magazine.