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Jan 6th 2012 10:56AM It's not only about moving to other places. A lot of my work involves organizing international conferences and trainings. Over the last ten years the US has completely disappeared from the radar in my sector of activity because it is simply too difficult to get a meeting organized there. So much so that many US universities have moved some of their international programs (research projects, conferences, MBAs, etc) to other parts of the world: to Europe, Asia, and even Africa.
Jan 6th 2012 9:40AM Money is a good point, but you've got it upside down I'm afraid. Look
at the money trails in Congo, which "Laurie" mentions quite
interestingly (and cluelessly, sorry Laurie): the whole history of
Congo since its independence reads as a shameless provocation of local
antagonisms by international mining corporations (and American ones
prominently among them), with the eventual sponsorship of a strong
local leader (e.g. Mobutu). Lots of the greed involve is not local to
start with, it's our own: where's our pension money coming from? Are
we investing responsibly? Are we consuming responsibly? In what hotels do we go when we travel? As I happen to know several of the countries mentioned in this list, reading the comments here feels like looking into our abysmal schizophrenia ...
Jan 6th 2012 8:53AM definitely agree, not to mention the incredible friendliness of the people.