I don't see the answer either as it regards to more developed countries . . .
But, in all seriousness, let me ask a question . . . . directly relating to three, and only three mind you, Canadians I've spoken with in the last year. This is not meant to generalize the Canadian populace.
All three expressed a desire to move to the states . . . when questioned as to why, all three indicated "better jobs and economy". All three were from different areas (Victoria, Toronto and Yellowknife). Now, perhaps I can understand the gent in Yellowknife - I mean that's like northern Alaska only different. But Toronto and Victoria. The lady I know in Voctoria even has an e-mail signature "Wanna be American".
Could this example be part of the reason this country is frowned upon by others? A portion of the "jealousy theory". If so, why from Canadians? I get to Canada a lot - mind you just the Yukon, Alberta and BC
and the place seems to thrive. Whitehorse, Yukon for example is in a constant state of construction! And look at the growth in Calgary and Edmonton?
Now, from a third world environment I could understand the comments above.
By the by, I did answer you finally regarding your "Courageous Soldier" thread, I had been off net for a day and missed the opportunity to get right to it. Sorry.
FOR THOSE THAT FOUGHT FOR IT, FREEDOM HAS A FLAVOR THE PROTECTED WILL NEVER KNOW OR UNDERSTAND