Property Rights Problems In The Undeveloped World: Haiti’s New Constitution under the Supervision of Franklin D. Roosevelt – September 26, 2023
Modern wealth is the direct result of Property Rights and Capitalism; however, if you’re disinterested in learning the truth about how nations become wealthy, you’d prefer to imagine that IMPERIALISM is how countries become rich.
Imperialism is the practice, theory or attitude of maintaining or extending power over foreign nations, particularly through expansionism, employing not only hard power, but also soft power. Imperialism focuses on establishing or maintaining hegemony and a more or less formal empire.
In order for imperialism to work, to things have to exist: property rights and capital. Without property rights and capital, it will be hard to EXPAND ones power. As an example, North Korea has the military power; they have nuclear power, but there’s no INCENTIVE to trade with them, therefore limiting their ability to expand their influence.
The Caribbean offers a lot of different contrasting perspectives, especially for BLACK people of the world. However, most black people UNFORTUNATELY follow the lead of Black Americans, many of whom put SOCIAL JUSTICE at the forefront of their liberation, which, from my point of view, is beyond stupid. What’s the point of social justice if you can’t attract capital?
During the era of FDR, “COMMUNISM” was a major problem, and one of the tenets of communism that still remains in most black-run countries to this very day is denying foreigners PROPERTY rights in predominantly black-owned countries.
In South Africa, the Dutch Settlers will often tell anyone willing to listen that most of the black residents of South Africa IMMIGRATED there AFTER apartheid. These Dutch settlers will also remind anyone willing to listen that the Dutch and the original indigenous people to South Africa didn’t have a problem with each other until the ENGLISH arrived.
When the English arrived in South Africa, they brought their DIVISIVE POLITICS with them; you’d have to also factor in the language barrier, and apartheid was born. Via apartheid, communism then became a problem. With communism, the demand is for PROPERTY RIGHTS to be controlled by the STATE.
Transitioning back to Haiti, after the Haitians kicked out the French, they also engaged in slavery, and their leaders knew very little about economics, which is the only reason the nation is poor today. People can claim the white man is doing this or that, but the truth is the reason Haiti is poor has to do with PROPERTY rights.
The U.S. has taken over territories in the Caribbean; the U.S. Virgin Islands comes to mind, as does Puerto Rico, and those Islands do fairly well; why? Because of PROPERTY RIGHTS. In Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, FOREIGNERS can own property, well, because the leaders of the Haitian revolution knew nor did they comprehend the importance of property rights, which FOUGHT back against U.S. “imperialism.”
You can’t force a nation or a people to adapt to imperialism, and so America LOST that war and that’s one of the main reasons why, by comparison, most people would opt to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands over Haiti today.
If a nation says foreigners can’t own land in their country, well, then they’re isolating themselves, and there’s NO incentive for productive people to even visit Haiti, let alone invest there. As most people know, a lot of these “charities” engage in human trafficking, so you have a lot of human trafficking in Haiti.
Property rights is not a concept that most people comprehend, but it’s the cornerstone of wealth. You’ll hear a lot of people want to claim land ownership; well, if what you can do on a plot of land is LIMITED, well, then the land can easily become WORTHLESS.
For example, if foreigners or foreign businesses owned land in Haiti, chances are most buildings would be made to deal with EARTHQUAKES because the foreign property owner would be INCENTIVIZED to protect his/her investments.
From there, anyone living in that property would be the beneficiary of the foreign investor. You won’t get me to say capitalism is perfect, but if you want to build WEALTH in your nation, you want to attract a lot of CAPITAL.
Most Caribbean nations know how to attract CAPITAL; some Caribbean nations do so well at attracting capital that Western nations have to sanction them. Otherwise, those small islands could EASILY take over Western Powers.
I’m not even going to get into all of that in this post, as I like to keep these posts as short as possible while providing some value.
Interesting times ahead!