Before everyone gets all bent out of shape, hear me out, I think this is a legitimate topic.
What will it take to drive people out of America, and yes, for that matter, England? When will the brightest of the bright, no longer able to make money in IBanking, Medicine, or Law exodus the high tax, high regulation societies that pin bankers as villains because of the actions of few and have been created in England, and are beginning to be created in America.
I hear it's very difficult to ditch American Citizenship, but what's ironic is the reason it is so hard is because of Tax evasion, not because your contribution to our country is actually valued.
Is it the same in England?
Now I know there is not stable governments in some of the countries that people would flock to, hence why they are de-regulated. That being said, a country like Switzerland or UAE or Japan could benefit from it's service business friendly atmosphere and tax structures, both corporate and individual. Canada has a current government that could de-regulate and lower taxes, and it seems like they are heading in that direction.
Technology would make the transition seamless, and both the Swiss, UAE, Canadian economies would benefit greatly, as well as any country colonized by the highly intelligent and motivated would. Thats how America and England became super powers, and what's happening in England and America today is what caused France, Spain, and Russia to loose their super power status.
Now I'm not talking about factories leaving countries because of labor laws and minimum wages; that's pathetic. I'm talking about service industries like Trading and Investment Banking, but not limited to. Many entrepreneurs and people who have accumulated wealth are equally affected by these new regimes in England and America...what is the argument for and against leaving the country for greener pastures, the same way birds fly south for the winter....