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Why Do Haitian Bus Owners Spend So Much On Paint Jobs?

The latest Planet Money/Frontline joint venture solves a small economic mystery: Why are most of the buses in Haiti covered with murals that cost twice the annual salary of the average Haitian?

Watch the video above and on the Newshour, and listen to the radio story airing today on All Things Considered. (If the embedded video isn't working in your browser, you can watch it on Frontline's site.)

For more, watch the piece we did with Frontline last week on the pedicure economy of a Haitian tent city.