US AID Forced Sweatshops on Haiti

An economy cannot be forced into prosperity. Voluntary sweatshops that emerge from a spontaneous market order make people better off, but in Haiti, the sweatshop industry has been forced on the people through government expropriation and cronyism. U.S. policies designed to aid and develop Haitian sweatshops have resulted in stolen lands, economic dependency, and less economic freedom.

Coercing people into a sweatshop economy via central planning and physical force is developmentally unsound and morally repugnant. The U.S. should reconsider its methods of foreign aid and refrain from creating policies that undermine the rights of Haitians.Read more…