Our best and brightest...

... are leaving the Netherlands for foreign shores. Almost exactly a year ago we reported the first time this phenomenon was mentioned in the press. But this year shows the trend is increasing: 160,000, mostly young and well-educated, Netherlanders are leaving the Lowlands (NL) for what they are and are finding their fortunes eslewhere.

Pieter Dorsman, of Peaktalk, takes a closer look at the root causes over at Pajamas. Give it a read, especially if your Dutch (expat or otherwise). It is a accurate and poignant summation of Netherlands ailings and reasons for people to turn their back on her. As the cliche (somewhat paraphrased) goes: I didn't leave my country, my country left me.

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