Having lived overseas for some time now, I have OFTEN heard other Americans living overseas say, "Well, my time ought to be worth something!" Why? I have NEVER heard local indigenous personnel say anything of the sort. Why, then, is time worth so much more to Americans? Why is it not worth as much to "foreigners"?
I think there are some good cultural answers to these questions, but, in the end, time is time and money is money. Time is NOT, nor will it ever be, money.
I think this is a good subject for philosophical debate, but those of you who know me personally, know that I detest debates.