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Linky Friday, Food Symposium Edition

Lots of links about food! Fill your mind and fill your belly!

Helping Hands

I’m a poor substitute for Tyler Cowen, but since Sonny Bunch is soliciting comments on this post, I thought I’d chime in. The argument Bunch links to is pretty simple: We should think twice about giving foreign aid to Haiti because charity breeds dependence and deters self-sufficiency. I’m sympathetic to the dependency thesis, but even…

Too little colonialism?

At the Corner, Mark Krikorian proposes one possible explanation for Haiti’s woes: My guess is that Haiti’s so screwed up because it wasn’t colonized long enough. The ancestors of today’s Haitians, like elsewhere in the Caribbean, experienced the dislocation of de-tribalization, which disrupted the natural ties of family and clan and ethnicity. They also suffered…