Did you know the government publishes a quarterly list of every individual who renounces his or her citizenship?
The Wall Street Journal’s infographics team decided to crunch the data and came up with a chart tracking the growth of how many Americans no longer wish to be so.
The results are fairly striking:
The accompanying article by Laura Sanders notes that in 2010, Congress passed a law requiring foreign financial institutions to certify that U.S. taxpayers aren’t hiding money in them as a condition for being allowed to do business here.
Funny how that appears to coincide with the sudden surge that year.