Final Word from Monday, October 6, 2008

Many of the same people who failed to foresee the global financial crisis are now waxing lyrical about the resilience of the American economy. As it becomes increasingly clear that the U.S. will in fact suffer the most and the longest from the global disruptions, more and more Americans - starting with the richest and the brightest - will seek to emigrate before exchange controls or perhaps even exit visas are imposed. The CR is attractive from a number of angles. It's receptive to foreigners who don't cause trouble; it's population is homogeneous and won't slide as easily into racial or class unrest; and it's people are more mentally prepared, given their historical experiences, for the kind of rationing or monetary reform that might become necessary. Those looking for complete safety might prefer the middle of Australia or Siberia, but as livable havens go, the Czech Republic is hard to beat.[Czech Republic United States immigration emigration]

Glossary of difficult words

to wax lyrical - to speak about something with great interest or enthusiasm;

resilience - ability to withstand or recover quickly from difficult conditions;

bright - intelligent and quick-witted;

exchange controls - governmental restrictions on the movement of currency between countries;

exit visa - an endorsement in a passport allowing the holder to leave a country;

receptive - willing to accept something or someone;

to slide - to change gradually to a worse condition or lower level;

to ration - to allow each person to have only a fixed amount of something;

livable - fit to live in;

haven - a place of safety or refuge.


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