For the Capitalist in All of Us – Ugh.
One of the main reasons I created this blog is because my ultimate dream in life (aside from being a part of and raising a happy and healthy family, blah, blah, blah) is to own a socially responsible, eco-friendly property that aspires to provide travelers with meaningful experiences with other cultures in a beautiful and relaxing setting. Many Americans have done this and will continue to do this.
But to be truly successful in a venture like that, first and foremost, you must love the place you go to. You must be there not only to earn a living, but because you want to live there and you appreciate what it has to offer. That’s why articles like this one in Today’s Financial News on profiting from mega-resorts really chafes my behind (is that a saying?).
I understand that capitalism is alive and well (Today’s Financial News’s tagline is “For the capitalist in all of us” – ugh) but other countries should not be seen as opportunities to get rich quick. If you owned a small beach house in the Outer Banks and found out that a bunch of German investors were planning on buying up property in order to sell it to a mega-resort at an extreme profit, would you be happy that your little get-away-from-it-all place is about to be turned on its head? I think not.