Anyone driving around Central Italy this summer might have seen an unusual street ad touting the services of a “Sardinian dentist in Moldova.” Italians like their dentists to be Italian, but some don’t like paying Italian prices. High taxes and complex regulations have made health tourism popular.
An essential if overlooked aspect of freedom is the ability to walk away. This is true not only for those who flee from autocrats but also for people seeking to improve their lot in life. The freedom to leave is essential for the dissident but also for the businessman and the tinkerer, not to mention the dentist.