The Limits of Limited Government

Dr. Vincent DeGennaro Jr. '02 | June 8, 2016

Over the last 30 years, Haiti has become the ultimate expression of limited government, a test tube for libertarian ideals such as the privatization of basic services.

While each Haitian administration has exhibited some level of corruption, it is undeniable that government is chronically and drastically underfunded, forcing people to turn elsewhere to meet the simplest needs — sanitation, clean water, education, healthcare. The failure to fund these basic services pushes this burden on to the people, and in a country with a per capita gross domestic product of $800, families are often not capable of carrying it on their own.

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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