Thursday, August 03, 2006

IHT in Monrovia

Here's a good overview of the current climate in Monrovia from the International Herald Tribune, using the electricity story as a peg. [Warning, nonsensical sideways scrolling required.] It's kind of annoying parachute journalism, but I guess your editor is not one to talk (yet).

Reminds me of a conversation I overheard in a taxi yesterday between the cynical driver, who thinks the high price of gas just proves that the government is a failure, and a high school kid who was ticking off Sirleaf-Johnson's accomplishments and telling the driver to be patient. After decades of inordinately corrupt and unresponsive rulers, it boggles the mind that people would suddenly expect the government to solve all the country's horrendous economic and social problems overnight. But you do hear a lot of irrational impatience on the street. Thanks Dad for the link.


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