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    What To Avoid When Relocating

    Whether in or outside of your home country
    by Chris Martenson

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014, 2:34 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • The math explaining why Ukraine was a predictable flashpoint
    • Why the IMF's "help" is about to make the Ukranian situation a lot worse
    • Implications for those considering relocating inside or outside of the US
    • Chris' "must have" ingredients that make a potential relocation destination worth considering

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    Ukraine

    Now back to Dave’s original series of questions. I think that Ukraine was primed and ready for a shove into instability.

    There’s a well known psychology experiment where two male rats can be placed in a cage where they will live somewhat happily as long as they have sufficient food. However, if painful electric shocks are applied to the floor of the cage in such a way that the rats cannot escape, the two males will begin fighting.

    Keep up the shocks long enough and the fighting will be severe, even to the death.

    What’s happening? The rats lack the context to know that the shocks are coming from outside somewhere. The only thing they can project their discomfort onto is the only other living thing in their sight – the other rat.

    So they fight.

    Similarly, the people of Ukraine lack the context to know just who is to blame for the unpleasant conditions in which they live and seemingly cannot escape. So they blame each other and fight each other. They blame the President and so he’s gone. But the next one, and the ones following, will be just as bad; and eventually they will each be in turn ousted, too.

    The problem is the shocks are not being caused by players they can see and blame. We’ll get to more on that in a minute.

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    Moving to Town

    One family’s journey toward greater resilience
    by Amanda Witman

    Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:54 PM

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    Last year I was living with my children in a worn 1969 split-level ranch-style house on an acre, ten rural miles from the nearest town hub (technically a city, with a population of 12,000.)  This year we moved to a 1920s two-story Victorian on a tenth of an acre, right in the heart of that city.  I’d like to share how we made that decision and increased our resilience in the process.

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    A Primer for Those Considering Expatriation

    by Mark Nestmann

    Thursday, March 22, 2012, 1:32 PM

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    A growing number of Americans are frustrated with the way in which their economy has been managed and are becoming increasingly concerned about future measures the governement may take to keep its coffers full.

    A question that is arising with increasing frequency is: does expatraition offer a viable protection to those concerned about a more financially-intrusive US system?

    The answer is 'yes', it does offer a completely legal solution for ending your obligation to pay US income, captial gains, and gift taxes on your worldwide income. But it is certainly not for everyone and should only be pursued after lengthy and diligent consideration.

    And before you begin dreaming of a tax-free future, you should realize that the United States imposes taxes on a broader basis than any other country. The United States is one of two countries, and is the only major country, that imposes significant income, capital gains, gift, and estate taxes on its non-resident citizens.

    In virtually all other countries, individuals end their liability to pay income tax after a sustained period of non-residence, generally one year or longer. But to legally and permanently end U.S. tax liability on their worldwide income, U.S. citizens must also give up their U.S. citizenship and passport. This process is called "expatriation."

     

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