• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:12    |    
    Introduction by Zachary Caceres
  • 00:15    |    
    How and why did you arrive in Panama?
  • Projects and interests
  • 01:09    |    
    What is the Colon Free Trade Zone?
  • 02:24    |    
    Why does the colon's surrounding community lack success, contrary to the Colon Free Trade Zone?
  • 03:30    |    
    What do you think about the claim that the Colon Free Trade Zone is successful because the surrounding area is poor?
  • 04:54    |    
    How do property rights help develop healthier and wealthier communities?
  • 05:57    |    
    How would you bring the communities together? By tearing down the wall?
  • 07:23    |    
    Is your suggestion to extend the progress of the Zone to unsuccessful nearby areas?
  • 08:02    |    
    Final words
  • 08:05    |    
    Final credits

Startup Cities Weekend: Interview with Surse Pierpoint

New Media  | 26 de julio de 2013  | Vistas: 86

Surse Pierpoint comments on how his family initially arrived in Panama to work in the Canal and since, he has been working at the Colon Free Trade Zone Association. He also talks about his recent involvement in a variety of liberty related projects in that country. He relates on the history and mission of the Free Trade Zone and its current venture, which consists of extending its success and prosperity to the nearby impoverished territories. He tells about the causes of paucity in those areas close to the Zone and emphasizes the role of property rights, as means to create wealthy communities. Pierpoint concludes by suggesting to provide incentives to recover, step by step, what once was a jewel in the Caribbean.


General manager of Colon Import & Export, Panama


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