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  •  That's a load of crap (9+ / 0-)

    The problem is that it's easier and cheaper for many of those companies to bring folks over from other countries than it is to hire and train folks here. There are plenty of programmers with experience in older languages who could get up to speed on the newer ones with maybe just about 6 months of intensive work; the logic behind programming is the same, just the techniques are different.

    Besides, the world is made up of more than just STEM workers. It used to be that you could get out of high school with just a diploma and be able to find a job that would at least keep yourself fed, clothed, and housed, and maybe to support a small family. And thanks to strong unions there were benefits and a chance for advancement. But when you've got kids with graduate degrees forced to move back home with Mom and Dad, and stay on their insurance because they can't find a job that will provide health benefits of their own, something is desperately wrong with the system, and I'm not talking the school system.

    Now to try to end the wars we ask our gay and straight soldiers to fight. -- Chris Hayes

    by Cali Scribe on Sun Aug 28, 2011 at 04:56:23 PM PDT

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