ARTICLE: Ayn Rand Comes to Somalia

From: Bill Douglass (
Date: Sun Apr 22 2001 - 13:28:05 MDT

This short article is an update on Somalia, abandoned by Western do-gooders
several years ago (thankfully for the Somalians). The country is now in a
kind of rough anarcho-capitalism. In that sense, I suppose a better title
might be "Murray Rothbard Comes to Somalia"

The Atlantic Monthly, May 2001

Ayn Rand Comes to Somalia

In the absence of government bureaucracy and foreign aid, business is
starting to boom

by Peter Maass

If anyone enjoys this article or otherwise has an interest in knowing more
about what happened during the West's massive intervention in Somalia, I
recommend "The Road to Hell : The Ravaging Effects of Foreign Aid and
International Charity" by Michael Maren. Despite the more general title, as
I recall most of the book is about the author's experiences as an aid worker
in Somalia.
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