Developing Economies

Googlers And Planet Money Are Trying To Answer The Same Question


Despite the fact that Haiti has largely fallen off the media radar screen, Google searchers are still trying to answer a basic question Planet Money's been wrestling with: Why is Haiti so poor?

As the screenshot above shows, the question isn't quite as popular on Google as some random question about Facebook. And it lags behind classics about poop, writing desks and the sky. We can't answer any of those.

But we've been chipping away at the Haiti question. Here are some of our efforts so far:

* Mangoes, Poverty And Plastic Crates
* In Haiti, A Prime Minister's Lament
* Haiti's High Hopes For Vegas
* Starting From Scratch In Haiti

Hat tip: Gawker



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