from : http://indaily.com.au/opinion/2014/08/19/adelaides-decline-fall/
"Many of the departees were the brightest and best – the high achievers, the ambitious ones, the mad ones, the dreamers, the hungry to do well. We invested our rates and taxes in them – and this is how they repay us. So it goes. Labour goes to where the work is. This demographic flight compounds the macroeconomic forces squeezing the state."
Is something that I personally relate to- so many young careers are affected by 'false starts' or no starts, and the only option for these motivated and ambitious group of people is to relocate to greener pastures, and yet the state government cries 'crocodile tears' of this perceived tyranny of a brain-drain!
that's why I left...... just about to kick start a company here in London, it's buzzing, the atmosphere is encouraging, enabling and open, sure there is always a secret jobs market, here it's up around the 2-300k+ per annum rate and I just cannot understand why adelaide has a "secret jobs market" for jobs at woolies or bunnings?
it speaks volumes to me. Small thinking small place small gains, it will take decades to change. never mind the nepotism or cronyism , surely you must agree that the place is underperforming spectacularly for the last 20 years and it's getting worse.