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Dude , crazy traveling as a 3rd world Physicist? What do you think?

  1. Dec 28, 2009 #1
    Dude , crazy traveling as a 3rd world Physicist? What do you think???

    Well, i want to becme Physicist, i love it, but i live in El Salvador, the most violent country in Latin America, ever heard about the maras, MS and the 18th street gangs? well im not a rich person here, so there is a lot of chance that i get killed anyday and like things goes you know climatic change, that will screw this countrys more than the northen countrys. Well the thing is that i am a marxist, i dont defend USSR , north korea or any other state capitalism that screwed the name of socialism. But if i find life to difficult here and my family starts being harrasen by the criminality etc. Is there any chance to travel to north korea, china, rusia or another country that want physicist??? Ill do my best to become a great physicist and i only need decent living as a human to live thinking and becoming a physicist+im tire of living in a market oriented society. Dude why CEOs win more than scientist?? Well sorry for my english is not good. I heard that Iran and North korea have nuclear programs.
     
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  3. Dec 28, 2009 #2
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    lol?
     
  4. Dec 28, 2009 #3
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    Living in El Salvador right now is serious, it's no joke. I've done a lot of projects and research on the civil war, Romero, and the gang crisis taking place right now so i know all about the salvatrucha and dieciocho. Alex have you considered coming to the united states to study? The united states is always looking for scientists from other countries, whether to work or study. there are a lot of opportunities and here as opposed to the other countries there will be a lot of other guanacos that will be able to offer community and support. unfortunately no matter what country you are in most likely a ceo is going to be making more than a scientist.
     
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  5. Dec 28, 2009 #4
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    I agree with MeleeRay that if you throw aside politics, the US is probably your best bet. Other apolitical options are Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, pretty much any of the semi-stable south American countries. I know that a lot of Russian universities take foreign students, but you'll probably need to learn a serviceable level of Russian. Your best/safest bet in Russia is one of the big schools in St. Petersburg or Moscow, but Siberia also has a big physics research community. Generally though, the country is a bit xenophobic, so you're not gonna have the easiest time there.
     
  6. Dec 29, 2009 #5
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    Because CEOs tend to be in a field that involves money.
    For a scientist the reward for working hard isn't money, it's the possibility of making a new discovery and furthering the information pool of mankind.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2009 #6
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    If you don't want to live in a market oriented society, avoid China. The only thing communist about it is the name of the ruling party.
     
  8. Dec 29, 2009 #7
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    Yeah and things are getting worst. So if i study in the national university and get good grades, maybe i can apply to skilled labor migration right? you know i don't want a lot of money, but a human living and without the stress of so much criminality. After 20 years of neoliberalism and ultra market economy things are ugly, they build great commercial malls, build big houses for the rich, there is like an army of private security, but the great majority is suffering from forms of violence or poverty and extreme poverty.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 #8
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    Yea you are totally right. Dude this country the only thing they can do is be a disgrace to the name of socialism/communism.
     
  10. Dec 29, 2009 #9
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    Yeah that's why scientist are noble. I don't why society portrait them as nerds/geeks/weird when they are heroes.
     
  11. Dec 29, 2009 #10
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    Incredible how the former USSR now is xenophobic and have neonazis. I was reading that in the time of the USSR there were many possibilities to foreign students.
     
  12. Dec 29, 2009 #11
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    Have you ever read about the political view of Albert Einstein? you can find the article in Google. The name is "Why Socialism?".
     
  13. Dec 29, 2009 #12
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    Thing were heading in the wrong direction in the US, but they are correcting themselves now. Also living in a superpower has its advantages. One problem with 3rd world countries is that the people that make the decisions really don't live there, and so when someone tells El Salvador what to do, then don't have to worry about people demonstrating outside their house, whereas people in NYC do.
     
  14. Dec 29, 2009 #13
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    Truth be told, things are working pretty well in China right now. One reason for that is that China is big enough so that people can suggest economic and political ideas but no one can impose economic and political ideas, so that the people in charge can pick and choose what works for them, and the general belief among the ruling classes is that the only way they can stay in power is to share some of the wealth. I've never gotten the sense that this is true in Latin America.

    Also, CEO's make more money than scientists because of the golden rule, whoever rules gets the gold. This is true in any society that I've seen, but the thing is to structure things so that while the ruling classes get their interests served, everyone else isn't destroyed in the process. This involves keeping things open enough so that most people that can overthrow the system can imagine it working for them, so they end up strengthening it.

    One other thing is a pretty large fraction of US CEO's have some sort of engineering degree, among the "ruling elite" in the United States there are a pretty large number of scientists.
     
  15. Dec 29, 2009 #14
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    Yep that's true all the ex presidents live in the USA or Europe and their capital is in foreign country's. And we have the other problem , that is the migration to USA, that destroys family's creating bigger social problems, young people get into gangs, because there is where they found a family, money and acceptation actually here there is no real opportunities for young people.
     
  16. Dec 29, 2009 #15
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    Ive readied there is starting a lot of social conflict in China, between the ethnics and social classes. One of my fears is when Climatic Change start making terrible effects, and robots start replacing workers. Things like that don't look good for Latin America or Africa.
     
  17. Dec 29, 2009 #16
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    Does Cuba have any research?
     
  18. Dec 29, 2009 #17
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    Hong Kong is the only place (in the world) that is considered a pure free mkt. It is not mixed economy like most/nearly all places in the world.

    China has very little infracture. Decisions are not very effective to everyone in China. I'm mixed with chinese/european and I must say chinese teens tend to be very ambitious- largely due to a lot of interdependent pressure from family.

    It's going to be interesting to see how the dynamic between China and America pans out. That's if China is unable to repackage it's debt with us or stop using our currency in reserves.
     
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  19. Dec 29, 2009 #18
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    And this characterization is wildly, wildly incorrect.

    It really is. All land is owned by the government, and the government restricts the sale of land which keeps rents high. Since a large fraction of people in HK live in public housing, the government can use rental income to keep income taxes low. Also the government does intervene very heavily in the economy. It does so in ways that are pro-business, but it's not a laissez faire economy by any stretch of the imagination.

    China has a huge amount of infrastructure. It went from 10 km of superhighway to 20,000 km in ten years.
     
  20. Dec 29, 2009 #19
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    Name an economy that is more open and free as the one in Hong Kong?

    My view of China is that it has the same capitalistic attitude we had just too late; it has superhighway which is great BUT there are not enough social programs and infrastructure to distribute resources. The cities, while wildly polluted, do not represent the rest of the country which is considerably diffused.

    I'm surprised their 'bundle of rights' are so restrained. Might be to preserve China's hand over proprietorship.

    Laissez faire sounds exciting - Some parts of the middle east resemble laissez faire but not absolutely. I've heard nomadic communities in middle east/Sudan in Sahara are highly competitive and it is commonly expressed that their should be some support in the form of buffers.
     
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    Yes. We have franchises of those gangs here in Southern California.
     
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