Look this is missing the point.Nope, he claimed things were better than with a state.
Which is bloody well fair enough given that:
-Somalia's socialist government completely ruined their currency with mass inflation
-Abolished property rights (or at least, ignored them whenever it suited them) making wealth creation/productivity extremely difficult
Which is necessary when you're starting from shit all and the state has poisoned the little water that was in the well in the first place.
You can't claim that improvements are solely due to a free market economy.
Whether remittances were 'necessary' or not is irrelevant. The fact is that they are PROPPING UP the economy which would otherwise be a dismal failure by itself.
If you're actually trying to trumpet a capitalist economy whose so-called 'successes' are actually due to remittances then LOL.