17 January 2012

Where the Jobs Are

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You know that the economy has really gotten bad when American's are actually fleeing the country to find work. With unemployment at 9%, some American's are going where the jobs are. China. The article describes one woman who moved with her husband to Xian. They didn't know anything about China or the language, but they went because they were desperate for work. In hindsight they say don't regret their  decision. They felt safer, there were many familiar American establishments such as McDonalds and Wal-Mart, and their new neighbors were very nice and accepting.

This should really be a wake up call to the growing issue of income inequity in America. She commented that in America people don't treat the poor very well (and neither does the government) but in China, people are nice to you regardless of your financial status. What does that say about America?

2 comments:

  1. 好想好想回台灣! I'm a lowly American Indian (美國印地安人) who lived the good life in Taiwan. You are 100% spot-on with your observations above.

    In fact, as soon as I get all my bills paid off, I'm taking my overeducated, underfunded butt back. I've even told my students here in the USA (I work at an HBCU) to consider it.

    Thanks for your insight.

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    1. BTW, per the Apostrophe Protection Society, you might want to delete those apostrophes in the word "American's."

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