“The people who came here never intended to stay”

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  1. The US has always been a place where people move around a lot as opposed to Europe. A lot of it has to do with seeing land as capital and not a place to put down roots. I wrote more about it here:

    http://www.ordinary-gentlemen.com/2009/10/new-concepts-in-home-ownership/

    We are a transient people and this trend shows little sign of changing, though certainly not at the scale we saw during Jim Crow. Of course, no one is lynching members of a specific race on a large scale so maybe there’s less motivation to get out then there was then.Report

  2. Avatar Trumwill says:

    Makes me think of the song “I’m Not From Here” by James McMurtry. The lyrics are googleable. Great song.Report