Re: The Vicious Downward Cycle of the American Economy
To be prepared for the gringo invasion ? The last 5 bosses my wife had were foreigners, and my last one too. That's one of the reasons it is hard to find good jobs here. They are everywhere...you should see their wives in the shopping malls...spending, spending, spending, (Louis Vuitoon, Gucci, et.c) with two nannies on trail. My wife hates them !
The fu**ing truth is that they are no better than the Brazilian professionals, but their mission is more to keep an eye for the boss than to really work. In fact, they screw up business all the time, because they don't know the market well.
Life for the guy with graduate education, MBAs, doctor, etc., in the States is paradise. It is one of the few places where you can get rich working for somebody.
I insist, there is a lot of people in this situation. The poor are starting to appear, and you are surprised, but it is completely different from a place where 80% of people are poor. Even with the corruption, you have money to build beautiful avenues, large parks, highways. It makes a difference in the quality of life.
But I understand the trap of debt and that much of the personal wealth of the middle class is an illusion.
BTW, if I were American, i would come to Brazil to have surgery. Quality of service in private hospitals is excellent and medicine is advanced. Prices are one fourth or less of what you would pay in the US. And what is best, doctors in Brazil still care about the patients, they still haven't lost their heart.