Tuesday, 19 July 2011

People of Haiti are enterprising but poor because government loots capital. Note added for Locivores.

Instapundit points to Tucker to Bourdain.
Anthony Bourdain
In Haiti, there is plenty of trade but where is the wealth?
Any accumulation of wealth in Haiti makes you a target.
The regime is certain to steal anything it can, whenever it can, always and forever. Why don't people vote out the bad guys and vote in the good guys? There are no good guys.   The system is owned by the state and rooted in evil.
Government is not wrecking the country through an intense enforcement of taxation and regulation.   The state only strikes when there is something to loot.
(Above is closely paraphrased.  Read the original)

For Locivores:  "Now, to be sure, there are plenty of Americans who are firmly convinced that we would all be better off if we grew our own food, bought only locally, kept firms small, eschewed modern conveniences like home appliances, went back to using only natural products, expropriated wealthy savers, harassed the capitalistic class until it felt itself unwelcome and vanished. This paradise has a name, and it is Haiti."

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