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Confronting the locust effect: The rule of law in developing nations

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Gary Haugen and Victor Boutros's new book, "The Locust Effect: Why the End of Poverty Requires the End of Violence" (Oxford University Press, 2014), reveals a secret terror that is devastating the poor in much of the developing world: violence. Although since 1970 the free enterprise system has lifted millions out of extreme poverty, stable societies require property rights and basic legal protections to ensure that citizens can pursue prosperity and experience the benefits of economic growth. Please join us for a lively discussion with Gary Haugen, Tom Hart, and Nick Eberstadt about how the rule of law facilitates human flourishing in ways that differ from relief and development efforts alone.