Here is a fairly good article, published earlier today, on how FATCA makes US citizens abroad toxic:
“The law that makes U.S. expats toxic”
A few hours ago, I sent a quick note to the author, a law professor at Pepperdine University, complimenting her, but pointing out the issue of “accidental Americans” and similar cases. She responded within an hour or so, pointing to her 2013 WSJ article on precisely this:
“How to lose friends, citizens and influence” at http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424127887323848804578607472987119796
She is hoping:
a) her article will be reposted or linked, in order to get it number one article online
b) there will be good quality comments posted.
Professor Graffy gets it, that citizenship-based taxation is buckets of trouble.