If you're weren't so busy whining about your forced migration, you'd be making lemonade

Finnish soldiers during the Winter War.

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A new study by London School of Economics professor Matti Sarvimäki finds that the Soviet invasion of Finland in 1939, which displaced over 430,000 Finns, was the geopolitical equivalent of your parents serving you with an eviction notice. The study reveals that thousands of Finnish men, though tragically cut loose by the illegal and poorly-executed invasion that may have cemented Hitler’s decision to invade the USSR, ended up earning substantially more than Finnish men not unmoored by the Winter War. By removing barriers to relocation to more opportunity-rich urban areas, the War pushed the men to take those opportunities, way down toward their flapping bootstraps.

via Centre Piece

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