There is a saying, about Russia, that a goatless Russian faced with the problem of his neighbor Ivan having a goat, would kill the goat rather than figure out how to get his own.
This seems to prove true in this interesting tidbit about the Russian edition of “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”.
Russia: In Russia, the ‘Ask the Audience’ lifeline isn’t one that the contestant would often use because the audience often gives wrong answers intentionally to trick the contestants.
A country where everybody roots against you is, indeed, a nice place to be from!
Unfortunately, I think our current President and Congressional leadership are more likely to kill Ivan’s goat than let his neighbor go out and earn one.