Wednesday, May 06, 2009

The Rules Rule

A new survey shows that the U.S. incarcerates more of its population than any other country, and a higher percentage too. Is that a good or a bad thing? It's a good thing! Criminals try stuff in every country, but the U.S. has the system in place to deal with their problem.

Countries can't grow without the rule of law. I'm glad Haiti's new prime minister seems to get that. PM Michele Pierre-Louis, who was elected last September, has repeatedly mentioned that the rule-of-law and the attraction of investment are the main things that Haiti needs to turn around.

A free-market leader in Haiti? Could you imagine how great that would be. I'm excited for her. I hope she cleans the government up.

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