Thursday, September 10, 2009
Ukraine is Weird
From these measures one could infer that there are crowds of Americans dying to move to Ukraine and the government has to stem the tide of immigrants. The reality, however, is very different. Many people leave the country every year in search of a better life elsewhere. The Ukrainian government definitely doesn't have to beat Americans who want to work for the country's benefit off with a stick. Maybe the Ukrainian government prefers to imagine the country as a target of massive American immigration but that is simply not the case. While our authorities indulge in these fantasies and act accordingly, the population fo the country suffers. But who cares about regular citizens and nice people like my student's relative. All that matters is that the government can keep indulging in its wishful thinking.