We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
Haïti: Background of the crisis
If you read French, you will no doubt profit from this very condensed but clear description of how Haiti got to where it is today: Haïti deux siècles de tumultes, by Jean-Michel Caroit, Le Monde, here picked up from a terrific news site based in the Dominican Republic, Perspectiva Ciudadana.