Quarterly list of Americans who chose to expatriate (Feb 2013 edition) is out!

Still a couple of names not appearing.

It’s unfortunate that administration of this list is still stuck in the 20th century. It should be something more like an online registry, that when the kiss-off cards are signed in one of our embassies, a clerk in, say, Tokyo, enters the name right into a database.

It’s worth knowing who is, and who stopped being, American, when you are dealing in places like Asia, because it’s hard to know who has our interests at heart. And who, basically, sold us out. Use America, then discard us. Do rotten things from the shadows, and figure, “hey, I can’t be reached!”

It’s a big problem.