Haitian Bourgeois Struggle To Make Ends Meet On Just One Monopoly
Sunday, 12 September 2010 00:00
KENSCOFF, Haiti - Calling it one of the worst financial crises ever, bourgeois across Haiti say nowadays they are struggling to make ends meet on only one monopoly.
A group of Haitian elites recently revealed that they are actively pursuing ways to increase their wealth because one monopoly is simply not sufficient to keep up with the costs of their luxurious lifestyle.
"Luckily, I can raise prices whenever I want," admitted businessman Adrien Perard II, who controls the food and drinks industry. "But, believe it or not, that is still not enough."
According to Haiti Forbes magazine, there are six families who control various industries such as telecommunications, banking, clothing, food and drinks, oil and gas, and materials. Each family calls the shots in his respective trade and mutually agrees not to encroach on their fellow elite's turf.