One anecdote doth not a trend make, but if the guy who used to be my snow/lawn guy -- before I became poor and determined that no organic matter would leave the property -- is thinking of expatriation, there are no doubt others. Just saying.
He gets both Ed Schulz and Limbaugh on the radio, and doesn't really want to pick either side. So, cash out while you can, and take the dollars somewhere sane. Yeah, making assumptions, I know... But in the long run, we're all dead. And can anybody really argue against making one's carbon footprint smaller, which expatriation -- or, to take a leaf from Stirling's new post, "post-" or even "proto-" patriation -- would almost certainly do?