Rantings and tirades of a frustrated economist.
God bless you Aaron. Even if people don't go just knowing that there are places like this out there make it more bearable. It's like that study that says that people in pain in hospitals who know they can press a button for more morphine can handle the pain and require less morphine than people who are just given an hourly ration. The article certainly brought a smile to my face
Yes, but if enough people were to take Arranmore up on its grandiose offer couldn't this somewhat remote utopian island wind up yet another hell-hole like most other places?Think about who it is they're inviting to join (and become part of) their society---and what kind of social background and influences these newcomers are bringing over with them.
I was an expat for a couple of years (2000-2001) in Ireland and traveled extensively in Donegal. Nice place to hike and think for a week or two as the landscape is unique and the locals pleasant, however I would hesitate moving there permanently. The weather, wind and seclusion tends to drive people away or to drink. The place can be melancholic, but there is an accute reason why a quarter of the Irish population lives in Dublin.
I couldn't help but notice that they didn't extend this invitation to the Brits. Must still be some bad blood there. Still, it does make me want to check the place out.
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