[ExI] Gifted children

Anders Sandberg anders at aleph.se
Wed Nov 7 21:23:46 UTC 2012

On 07/11/2012 11:51, BillK wrote:
> On Wed, Nov 7, 2012 at 9:25 AM, Sondre Bjellås  wrote:
>> Which country would be a good alternative where one would be able to get a
>> visa, permanent residency?

Hmm, practically this sounds like Scandinavia. Looks like from a PISA 
education perspective you should aim at Finland.
Not sure that is a rational choice given language issues, though - 
Finnish is likely a chore to learn given its non-Germanic nature. Sweden 
also has a more extensive private school system, although the overall 
educational quality is lower than Finland (which seem to run a pure 
state school system). No real idea about Denmark.

Generally I think it is healthy to shop for countries that suit you. 
More people ought to vote with their feet. Of course, being an EU 
citizen I have it particularly easy (the free movement is a saving grace 
that outweighs a sizeable amount of the evil in Brussels). And kids 
might not understand the benefit they are gaining from seeing different 
cultures. But it is there.

Anders Sandberg,
Future of Humanity Institute
Oxford Martin School
Faculty of Philosophy
Oxford University

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