The second day of our trip to Haiti began bright and early.
A job serves many purposes. It helps put food on the table, it enables parents to send their children to school, and it gives an individual the sense of relief and dignity that comes with being able to take care of oneself and one’s family.
Mary O’Grady continues to conflate the roles of many rebuilding organizations working in Haiti and continues to ascribe decision-making power to both President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton where it never existed (
Last week, I had the opportunity to join President Clinton and some of our partner organizations in traveling to Haiti to see the Foundation’s work first hand.
The current foreign aid and development approach to architecture and construction has been plagued by what we may call ‘short-termism’ – a common mantra of build cheap, build quick, and repeat.
In this interconnected age, we can see and experience new parts of the world with a simple click of a button. We can watch a video or read a story about someone halfway around the globe, and gain insights into his or her life.