Voluntary Peaceful Activity is So Often Better than Government
A network of “hundreds of thousands” of people, including analysts, are using satellite imagery and other tools to help Afghan interpreters who worked for U.S. forces to evade Taliban checkpoints in Kabul and bring them to the safety of the airport.
The network’s efforts are necessary because the Biden administration is offering little assistance to the 20,000 interpreters and their families who are at great risk every second they remain in Afghanistan.
This is from Rick Moran, “Digital Dunkirk: Veterans Network Helps Afghan Interpreters Get to Kabul Airport,” pjmedia, August 22, 2021.
Fascinating throughout, but the quote above is the best part.
Very Hayekian in spirit: Decentralized people using a combination of decentralized and centralized information. If you’re wondering what I mean, read Friedrich Hayek, “The Use of Knowledge in Society,” American Economic Review, September 1945.