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PITAPOLICY agrees that the narrow definition of wealth, referenced within the above essay's discussion on middle and lower income countries, does not reflect Morocco's other types of wealth. That said, Tunisia does not have oil or gas either, but they do have a higher per capita income (about $9,000) than Morocco ($5,760), which is why the terminology of 'middle-income' and 'lower-income' categories were used to describe the Maghreb context--and not simply: "country X is rich and Morocco is not." Regarding institutions, and their contributions to national wealth, this is another facet of smart city planning if nation's can increase access to these institutions beyond elite pockets. Thanks for engaging PITAPOLICY on these interrelated points!