Thursday, August 16, 2007

Send Grandpa to Mexico

Sometime back in my sophomore year of college I was speaking with a visiting economist and I told her about my crazy idea. Move nursing homes to Mexico. Labor there is so much cheaper, and nursing homes are generally labor intensive industries. It really is not that much harder to fly to Mexico than Florida and on the West coast it is often closer. So what do I see on the front page of the USA today outside of hotel room, but a story about Nursing homes for US citizens in Mexico. As the chart on the side of the story shows, labor costs are one-half to one-third of that of the U.S.

Good thing my Dad is studying Spanish!

1 comment:

rjgitter said...

Have you talked this over with your mother, though? It would be interesting, however, if the Mexicans made entry into Mexico as difficult as getting into the U.S. I can just see someone asking a contra-coyote "Hay metamucil, por favor?"