Friday, January 22, 2010

Haiti: Poverty is the Problem

Walter Williams has an excellent op-ed which compares the devastation wreaked by the 7.0 earthquake in Haiti to the much less devastating earthquakes in California (7.1 Loma Prieta 1989, 7.8 San Fransisco in 1906.)

Why such a difference? Wealth.

Why is Haiti so poor? Corruption and lack of economic freedom.

Read the article for details.

Haiti's Avoidable Death Toll by Walter Williams, Jan 20, 2010

(HT The Atlashpere.)

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