01 February 2010

Two Charts about Haiti

Alex Tabarrok echoes David Roodman's argument that all the attention focused on Haitian debt relief is wasted and counter productive. He compares it to sending shoes, though I think the more fun and just as apt comparison is to sending breast milk. Yes, people are doing that in their misguided and naive though possibly benevolent need to do something.

(Predictably, Bono's One Campaign is among the groups focusing on the ineffective-but-feel-good measure of debt relief. Sorry, I have a thing about Bono's useless feel goodery.)

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