And by "this country," I mean "Connecticut."
The NY Times wades into the whole Chinese Nannies For The Children Of The Overclass thing a bit late, but don't worry, they've got a new angle: Chinese Au Pairs. See? Completely different.
Here's the money quote, though:
Au Pair in America, the 20-year-old agency that sponsored the two young women in Connecticut, had received no requests for Chinese au pairs until 2004, said Ruth Ferry, the program director.Hmm, I wonder what might've happened since '04, maybe around April 2005, hmm? to change things?
Since then, it has had 1,400.
No wait, here's the money quote:
Ms. Lucas said her husband, Sky, a manager of a hedge fund, initiated the search because he did not want to raise culturally narcissistic, monolingual children. [emphasis added]Hao hao, ganbei to that, Sky tongzhi.