Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Two Earthquakes: A World of Difference

Just a few links to articles on why Haiti's earthquake was a horrific national disaster while a more severe earthquake in Chile was a far more limited tragedy.

How Milton Friedman Saved Chile WSJ

A Tale of Two Quakes NCPA or WSJ

Why Haiti's Quake Toll Higher than Chile's

Many articles give credit to building codes--but in a poor country, the choice is frequently: build cheaply or not at all. Only where wealth is sufficient can building codes even be considered.

Wealth is not the problem. Poverty is the problem. Wealth is the solution.



オテモヤン said...
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Beth said...

Comments must be in English. Thank you.