Sunday, October 09, 2005

Hindrocket is right on the money regarding that awful Earthquake

A large majority of earthquake fatalities and injuries occur because buildings collapse. In one horrifying instance in Pakistan, 250 girls died and another 500 were injured when their school collapsed. In developed countries like the United States, earthquakes take far less of a human toll because of superior construction techniques... There is no mystery to sound construction and clean water; the only requirement is prosperity. And the only requirement for prosperity is freedom. This isn't the most important reason why our foreign policy should be centered on promoting freedom abroad, but it is certainly on the list.

Helping promote free enterprise in the underdeveloped world will do far more good than any amount of foreign aid.

--John Hinderaker, at PowerLine

At least 20 magnitude 5 aftershocks. Wow.


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