How best to help Haiti? Plenty of people will tell you that writing off Haiti's debt would be a good start. And, in truth, there's an argument to be made for doing just that. But no-one should think that will really have much of an impact on Haiti's ability to recover. What might make a difference, then? Letting Haitians leave Haiti, that's what. Alex Tabarrok has a handy chart:
The downside: What if all the best, most energetic people leave? Haiti may be a special, especially awful case but it bears saying that Haitians aren't the only people who would benefit from greater international freedom of movement. Plenty of other third world countries would too.