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  •  Zero-sum game (0+ / 0-)

    Geezus, you need to get an education. Jobs are zero-sum. One job given to a scab from India is one less job for a deserving American kid.

    •  Please stop personal attacks. Not zero-sum. (0+ / 0-)

      I have not attacked you personally. You should refrain from attacking others here personally.

      But on the subject of my education, I have read this:

      In economics, the lump of labour fallacy (or lump of jobs fallacy) is the contention that the amount of work available to labourers is fixed. It is considered a fallacy by most economists,[1] who hold that the amount of work is not static. Another way to describe the fallacy is that it treats the demand for labour as an exogenous variable, when it is not. It may also be called the fallacy of labour scarcity, or the zero-sum fallacy.
      Consider that studies show hikes in the minimum wage do not, within reason, reduce the number of minimum-wage jobs. I assume you have no quarrel with that. Then it should be virtually self-evident that increasing the minimum wage actually increases the number of jobs in the economy, since it increases the disposable income of minimum-wage workers, increasing demand.

      If you agree with that, then you agree that the number of jobs is not fixed.

      "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

      by HeyMikey on Fri Apr 12, 2013 at 07:44:36 AM PDT

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    •  in fact (0+ / 0-)

      there are a lot of people from India who are being hurt by this H1-B crap.  It's even more fun for them.  Companies will call in a person for an interview because they can tell the last name is Indian.  But as soon as the company finds out that the person is a citizen and not an H1-B, they are shown the door.  

      The people on H1-B that annoy me the most are the white guys from the UK and other European countries.  What on earth are they doing here????

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