Paul Shirley - Pissed About Haiti

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    The man is upset that helping Haiti will lead to a them wasting the effort. Remember Haiti was the 2nd western hemisphere colony to receive independence, yet they have always been the poorest and least developed. They never take steps forward.

    Haiti does have an opportunity to start over and rebuild in a better image with mass amounts of foreign aid, specifically US aid.

    Is Paul right to be mad that Haiti will indeed squander that aid or is he an arrogant American?

    I personally think he speaks a lot of truths!

     
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    It isnt about squandoring the aid. The fact is the Aid is destroying all incentive for them to fix the problem. The agricultural sector has been completely undermined because free food keeps flooding hte country causing food production to be unprofitable.
     
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    He's got a point, as direct as he is with his language. Simply giving someone money for nothing only perpetuates more of the same.
     
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    So right. Add to that the fact that we have pumped billions into Haiti since the 90's and no one seems to know where the money went. Sure didn't get to the people.

    The past Govts have been corrupt. Don't know about this one. Sure is one poor place considering all the money thats been dumped in there over the years..
     
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    I never heard of the guy, so I don't know if he's arrogant. I don't think his statement is arrogant, but just the cold, harsh truth. I'm sure he's prepared for the onslaught of being labeled a racist.
     
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    He's a former b-ball play for my alma-mater: Iowa state. He was an end-of-the-bencher in the NBA for a few years, but he's always had hilarious columns on his own blog, and then later with ESPN as a freelancer. Of course, ESPN just dumped his column because of this.
     
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    I wonder if the lack of resources also contributes to their inability to develop.

    OH never mind me!! I am just one random poster passing through.
     
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    A blogger for Huff Post wrote a scathing article on this exact thing. I got done reading it right before opening this thread. Guess that guy will be happy.

    -TSO
     
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    no,, you have a point, which resources are they lacking? are you talking about natural resources? I've read that the country has been completely deforrested.
     
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    Well he is right, welfare doesn't work on any level.
     

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