It's not surprising, then, at the beginning of these End Times — or however historians refer to Now 500 years from Now — that people aren't moving. Census data shows that fewer people moved in 2008 than in any year since 1962. Immigration also is down, which should please Rush Limbaugh, God bless him.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
People are staying put — and for good reason
Moving is ridiculously expensive, even when times are good and your new employer throws you some relocation cash. When I moved to Idaho to work for a corporate newspaper, they gave me a modest relo fee, and it still only covered about a third of our expenses. Blame my faberge egg addiction.