I found this site the other day and I thought it was very interesting. We know that the American Diaspora stands at about 6 million right now but what will it look like in the future?
This fellow and his organization (Americawave) think it will grow. He’s done some interesting studies with MPI (Migration Policy Institute). Here are some of his results: Relocation Statistics. He also produced this video that he posted on Youtube:
On his site there is also an article he wrote for Barron’s entitled The Great Escape. It’s less about sheer numbers and more about the kind of person who is considering relocating: young, educated, just starting a career, the adventurers and entrepreneurial types.
I had an email exchange with him and asked him about the impact of citizenship-based taxation on this group of potential migrants and he replied that he didn’t think anything was going to stop these young folks from heading out into the world. I think he’s absolutely right.