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
CNN

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.

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オテモヤン said...
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Beth said...

Comments must be in English. Thank you.