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Last updated on June 6th, 2017 at 08:15 am
Instapundit marks the death of Reason:
WHEN REASON DIED AS A LIBERTARIAN MAGAZINE: It was at 1:17 p.m. Pacific Time today, with this post by Tim Cavanaugh, savaging a man who patronized the tourist industry in Thailand instead of donating money.
An Instapundit reader points out that declining tourism cost San Francisco after the ‘89 earthquake. Tourism will help rebuild Thailand and other countries ruined by this disaster; it’s indirect charity, and should be encouraged rather than sneered at. Like New York after September 11, Thailand is open for business.
UPDATE. Sydney Morning Herald letter writers encourage anti-tourism:
I think the story Tragedy? We’re here for the bar girls and the beer made me sicker than I have felt in a long time. It makes me wonder what kind of people there are in this world of ours.
What are the hotel chains in these areas thinking when they continue to welcome people there on holiday when there are desperate people all around the area, people who need food, housing, medicine? Sure they should open their doors, but perhaps to those people who are in most need of shelter, food and help. – Elizabeth Finnemore, Mt Tamborine
Men will be men. Even a huge disaster won’t stop them from doing what they enjoy most about Thailand: having cheap girls and alcohol. The sleaze factor is still alive and thriving there. – Jenny Zahos, Belfield