Looks like gene took my bait
I've read either this document or another like it. From what I understand just from what I've read is that many regions of Somalia are doing far better under a stable clan system than African Nations ruled by a dictator. I'd expect a long and bloody struggle in any country where the philosophical frame work that makes any form of anarchism possible collides with statism. Much like when the ideas of individual liberty clashed with the concept of the divine right of monarchs as rulers in the west.
Excellent point...Any reasonable study should be comparing apples to apples.
Somalia's problems are Islam and the culture of violence that evolved there instead of business culture during the government days. Also the foreign armies and the puppet government funded by western countries. But as the report shows, living standards there are now less bad by most measures.
Stefan Molyneux has a nice little video "Anarchy in Somalia"
. He makes the clever point in his introduction that:
If a congregration of priests get hit by a meteor, the result is not "atheism".