...a 56-year-old Vietnam War veteran and former magazine editor who lists Francis Scott Key, who wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner," among his ancestors.
...For him, the re-election of George W. Bush was the last straw.
"I love the United States," he said as he stood on the Vancouver waterfront, staring toward the Coastal Range, which was lost in a gray shroud. "I fought for it in Vietnam. It's a wrenching decision to think about leaving. But America is turning into a country very different from the one I grew up believing in."
America is in no danger of emptying out. But even a small loss of population, many from a deep sense of political despair, is a significant event in the life of a nation that thinks of itself as a place to escape to.
This story only looks at people moving to Canada, which I think is flawed. Moving to Canada is hard. You have to have a job in Canada, before you can move to Canada.
Sweden looks good to me...
You're 3 times more likely to advance to the next economic class in Sweden, than you are in America. Not to mention that they got health care, social security, longer lifespans, and all of the other perks as well.
..then again, you could say the same about most countries.
America has become the shithole of the industrial world.