America Wave has been very quiet for a long time. Simply put, we decided that providing information was all nice and good, but if we were to make any real contribution, we had to “disrupt business as usual” in some fashion that would not be destructive, but constructive and helpful to those people interested in relocating to another nation.
This is a dangerous time for the United States, and not just because of the lingering Great Recession. Young adult Americans are packing their bags and heading out of the country in astonishing numbers. Many more are turning their minds in that direction.
In today’s highly polarized, sometimes poisonous, social, economic, and political atmosphere in the US, there is a clear tendency to see anything and everything new as either a huge step forward or a looming disaster, more often than not the latter.
Some people have one of two misconceptions of the type of people who relocate. One I call the “Retiree Myth”, that the majority of American relocators are retirees looking for a warmer climate. Although that is the case for some, elsewhere at this site it is made clear that they are not the primary age group to relocate.