US Expat Questionnaire

To all the US expats living in Madrid.

Mark Nykanen and Eric Burnette are two writers who are currently writing a book, called Fear, Fury, and Exile: Why Young, Liberal, Educated Americans are Permanently Leaving the US, which is due for publication in 2007. They are currently researching the book and are looking for people who are willing to help us locate individuals, couples or families who have left the US for political or social reasons. Here is a brief synopsis of their research:

There is increasing evidence that significant numbers of young, educated Americans are permanently leaving the US.  Above and beyond those who leave the US for work, study, or simply for pleasure, many Americans now seem to be leaving for political and social reasons.  Who are they?  Why are they leaving?  Where are they going?  What is the impact on the US of this emigration?

For the interviewee, this would involve an initial exchange of emails, a ~60 minute phone interview, and possibly a follow-up phone interview.  We will be happy to work with interviewees on anonymous basis, a pseudonym basis, or a full attribution basis.

If you would like to help them out, get in touch with Eric by email:   

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