Government artists at the Raisi memorial ceremony

Corruption, inefficient policies, and lack of transparency have hindered economic growth and development. The combination of external pressures and internal mismanagement has created a challenging environment for ordinary Iranians, who struggle to make ends meet.The economic challenges have exacerbated social inequalities, leading to increased poverty and disenfranchisement among the lower and middle classes. The gap between the wealthy elite and the average citizen has widened, fueling resentment and unrest. This economic disparity is evident in the differing reactions to political events; while the elite mourn Raisi, many ordinary citizens are preoccupied with their daily struggles.