In Slate, Maura R. O`Connor asks if foreign aid isn`t doing Haiti more harm than good.
One year after the earthquake, Haitians wonder whether international aid is keeping their country poor. (1) - By Maura R. O`Connor - Slate MagazineThe Most Dependent Independent Nation in the World, Posted Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at 7:04 AM ET
The answer is probably yes. See â€?Let them work out their own problems.â€?—Economist Peter Bauer`s work on developing areas,
By Peter Brimelow, Forbes, February 22, 1988
It the same thing that makes welfare bad for you. But Haiti, like most welfare recipients, would have problems even if it weren`t for foreign aid.
Haiti has been independent and troubled since 1804, when, after a historic voodoo ceremony
, they killed or drove out
all the white people on the island.
If help is to be provided toÂ Haitians, it should be provided in Haiti, instead of tryingÂ to bring the Haitians and their problems in Haiti to the United States to be fixed.