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Maybe You're Bored by Dubai. I'm Not. It's Rodeo Drive on Stilts.

Haiti is among the most debilitated societies. Dubai is among the most debauched. They're both in the news. Haiti has nothing. Dubai used to have enormous wealth, which flooded into it from its oil-soaked cousins. You know the outlines of the story. Hugh Fitzgerald knows the details. Here they are. They make for an inevitably lurid tale.