Sunday, July 22. 2012 Haiti: A failed "state"? It's the culture, stupid.

Agent-x - July 23 2012, 4:55 PM

According to maggiesfarm-anotherdotcom-com on 22 July 2012, Culture is the ultimate infrastructure.

You can quote me on that.

That's why it is so difficult to help Haiti get on a more solid footing, and why businesses are not eager to build plants there.

Haiti's culture is dysfunctional from a Westerner's point of view but not necessarily from their point of view. They are fatalists ("Si Bondye testaman" is their key phrase), live day-to-day and there is lots of lying, cheating and stealing, bribery, and rape. That's why the NGOs so often fail in their efforts - except in providing the medical care which is entirely imported.

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