You made your bed, now lie in it

  • 2011-11-10
  • By Janis Berzins
Last August Latvia’s Central Statistics Bureau published statistics on emigration. It reached a record: 2,300 individuals, or 0.12 percent, of Latvia’s population left the country looking for a better life in August alone. Leaving the human aspect aside, in economic terms this is a disaster: in practice, Latvia’s workforce is moving away, reducing the possibilities for development because of its lacking of a workforce. This is one of the main indicators of economic failure: emigration. Of course, the world is very curious to understand how the Latvian government was abl...
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