Wednesday, February 5, 2014

capitalist immigration

Australia sings give me your tired, your hungry, your rich for investment, and in return receive a "millionaire visa." And, of course, even as millionaire investors are welcome with open visas, part-time employment is surging in Australian academia. Indeed, these trends are global, and yeah, what else is new?

Just a week later, on February 12, 2014, I read that Canada is cancelling a similar program with a less expensive "entry fee," citing many immigrant investors were not making a firm enough commitment to Canada. The article includes information on comparable visas to additional countries such as the United States, Greece, and Portugal.

So many Chinese want to leave their closed society and its crowded cities, yet from an outsider's perspective it seems there are plenty of reasons to stick around.

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