I’ve been thinking about this past Memorial Day weekend and how all of us are free to purchase whatever we want and to do so in a manner and environment that allows us to decide independently how, when, and where we can do it. I believe to some degree we take for granted and forget how easy life is to excel, prosper and do and be whatever we want to be without any interference.
Buying real estate is one thing that comes to mind since in some other countries one has no right to possess their own home or investment property. China, Laos and Vietnam are Communist countries that do not allow personal ownership of property. I am quite sure those in the inside of government and those who have connections might have a way to circumvent the strict policies. Foreigners, too, are restricted from ownership in Vietnam, Mexico, Greece, and Thailand, but again it’s not what you know but who you know that allows those that are connected to sidestep the normal rules and layers of restrictions.