Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti thoughts

Tyler's been doing a good job talking about Haiti over the past week; I think today's efforts are his most intriguing yet. Squatters rights is interesting idea; is it beyond the task of defining property rights in general? Further, if dropping trade restrictions against countries qualifies as humanitarian assistance, do developed countries use trade barriers as banked chips in case they need to act in the future?

I'd love to see what Emily has to say given this situaion is a natural disaster, what Claudia and Dave have to say given the aid being directed towards Haiti (humanitarian now, development likely later), what Pete Leeson has to say given we've got a Somalia-type scenario in Haiti at the moment, and what Chris Coyne has to say given the U.S. government's seemingly inevitable role in rebuilding this country.

There are going to be a lot of government-free outcomes to analyze in the upcoming weeks and months; keep your internet-eyes honed!

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