Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Whence and Whither Haiti?

WSJ's Mary Anastasia O'Grady is consistently insightful in her analysis of politics and economics in the Americas south of what we commonly call America. Here's her take, very much worth heeding, on why Haiti is a mess and what it now does and doesn't need.


Christian said...

What's with the partial screen?

BethPie said...

Spot on. Furthermore, UN agencies, such as UNICEF, systematically "bribe" officials in Third World countries to enact arbitrary and/or harmful policies (as opposed to offering useful and culturally sensitive solutions to poverty and the orphan epidemic). They drive through Haiti in their bullet-proof Land Cruisers while the women and children remain oppressed. Without oppression, they can't really justify their existence, can they?