Curt on the Advantages of Lviving in Ukraine

Asymmetry of Earnings.

In Ukraine, a gardener/landscaper costs $200 month. A housekeeper / cook / maid $800. You probably own your car outright, and your home/apartment outright. And bribing your way out of a speeding or traffic ticket costs $10-$20. Food is cheap, fresh and good quality (other than beef which isn’t sweet here.) Violent crime is hard to find although like all of europe, the degree of petty crime is outrageous to americans. The internet is good, nearly free, and pretty much everywhere. Sure, the roads are tragic. the infrastructure is falling apart. The architecture is a mixture of bleak soviet era slum and The restaurant service is very slow. The government is corrupt as hell. But at least, unlike western countries, the bureaucrats are practical rather than self-righteous about their corruption.

Oh. Did I mention the people are so beautiful they’re like watching a living art form?

2 Comments

  1. Ed K

    Curt,

    Nice song. But you must be Roman’s age or younger. You fail to acknowledge any obligations. What are you contributing?

    Do you have military training? How are you contributing to the betterment of Ukaine?

    Are you an expat who ran from obligations to try to improve USA?

    It is easy to run away. It is easy to deny obligations.

    Consider this comment:

    The principle that the majority have a right to rule the minority,
    practically resolves all government into a mere contest between
    two bodies of men, as to which of them shall be masters, and
    which of them slaves; a contest, that — however bloody — can,
    in the nature of things, never be finally closed, so long as man
    refuses to be a slave. Lysander Spooner

    Tell us how you have contributed to Ukaine. I am waiting.

    Reply
    1. Roman

      “What are you contributing?”

      It’s almost funny to ask these questions. He’s a very successful businessman, and soon to be successful philosopher reforming libertarianism and merging it with conservatism.

      Reply

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