Saturday, April 19, 2008

A Quck Fix For Haiti

Yesterday, I blogged about how bad things are in Haiti. Bryan Caplan proposes an idea that just might work to solve Haiti's problems:
I've got a quick fix. Give every Haitian a green card. Invite the world's most precious resource - human labor - to leave a dirt-based economy and get an entry-level job in the modern economy. It's called doing well while doing good. And unlike everything else the world has ever done for Haiti, it works.
It's an intriguing thought. My concern with this idea is that the best and the brightest would leave the country, making those who remain even worse off than before. (Many parts of Africa are suffering because of tremendous "brain drain".) On the other hand, that's probably not a good reason to force people to stay.

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