The Mobi is Germany’s mobility bonus, funding that covers moving, relocation and retraining costs for unemployed Germans seeking work anywhere in the world.
Plagued by high unemployment due to the turmoil of
re-unification and rigid labour laws, Germany has been helping
its skilled and less-skilled jobless workers match up with
foreign employers searching for manpower.
The country has also been offering financial support to
cover moving and transportation costs for the hordes of
unemployed Germans in search of jobs across the European Union,
and even as far away as Australia and Canada.
The mobility bonus strikes me as a move of desperation. The Germans have created a bloated welfare state and now they are paying people to get off the welfare rolls and get out. I wonder what Rawls would have said?
Even now, I see an opportunity for America:
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!