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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-16-10 03:51 PM
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I think you are basically correct, but your style of presentation will ...
probably cause many to ignore your main points.

This is my version of your key arguments.

Point #1 ... I think you are correct to say that most major corporations, and the super rich, have already gone global. Country borders are pretty much meaningless to them. Corporations can set up new factories anywhere on the globe, and the super rich can purchase homes all across the globe as well. And if the shit hits the fan in one location, so what, you just move.

Point #2 ... Your call for all of the rest of us to "wake up" and recognize this reality and "go global" is also correct. Here is how I explain it. I grew up in Philadelphia. And my family never, ever, considered moving anywhere else. As I grew up, my friends stayed there. Most of them have never left that area. I did. I went to college, left PA, and lived in a number of other states because by moving, I had a better shot at a better career. Most of my old friends and family, still live withing 50 miles of where we grew up. They almost never leave that space.

Point #3 ... a number of years back, my wife could have taken a position leading a technology group in India. Her company was building an presence in that region. We considered it, but decided to not do it. But it was an attractive opportunity in many ways.

My kids have been told these stories. Much like I left PA for a better life, they may find that leaving the US is what they should do at some point.

My mother was not happy when I left PA, and I won't be happy if my kids leave the US, but ... if they do, I know why.
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