I loved a good part of my life in Poland, and I can tell you the homeless population is greater in the USA. I live in Florida now and I think there are more people living in trailers than homes. Again, have you really seen the USA and how hard people have to work to achieve? A hard working smart person will do well in either country. I mean I dare you to live in a town like Palatka, Florida. The town is not that bad but Polish people would be shocked. No one owes you a living or a good standard of life, you have to hack it out of the wilderness or economic jungle with your own hands and hard work.
Third, Boyer examines current West-East relationship, and what he finds is that West German opinion is dominant in discourse of the West-East relationship and refuses to treat input and opinions from former East German members seriously. Boyer admits that it is possible for former East Germans to fantasize some aspects of the GDR but, he also argues, none of them would fantasize actually returning to the historic GDR. Boyer argues the current construction of Ostalgie has created a “no-place” of East Germany. East Germany in this discourse is only “realistic” from a West German perspective. The East German perspective (despite its individual history, policy, structure, way of life, and outlook), is somehow invalid and thus unable to challenge the imagined "western" image of East Germany. Since the differences between West and East are realistic and profound at both the social and political level, the construction of a “no-place” East Germany is just a utopia (or indeed dystopia) of West German creation.