Why is this place so blighted?Tyler Cowen has long cared about Haiti and so has a pile of interesting links. Go look at them.
He links to this essay. It is sad and interesting, and leaves nobody out of the blame.
What makes the news so hard to watch right now is the terrible combination of the uselessness of Haitian society and the devastation of this purely natural disaster. I am stunned at the scale of this awfulness (1500 Canadians missing? in Haiti?) of this whole mess.