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  •  What would be interesting (0+ / 0-)

    is to see if China's labor costs are rising.  If so, its significance would be hard to overstate.

    •  I'm Too Lazy (4+ / 0-)
      to look them up, but the NYTimes has had two or three articles in the past year or so on rising Chinese labor costs in the coastal cities. One of the results has been that factories are moving inland in search of new labor sources.

      Today's NYT has an article on how Indian outsource companies are now looking for labor in other developing nations. There has been a growing shortage of Indian programmers.

      -- You are all individuals! -- I'm not! -- Shut up! Be quiet!

      by Skjellifetti on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 08:43:07 AM PDT

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      •  American programmers moving to India (2+ / 0-)
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        Today's NYT article is here.

        The NYTimes also had an article a while ago about American programmers, not just Indian-born returning, but also native-born Americans, starting to move to India for jobs.

        Army 1st Lt. Ehren T. Watada, Lt. Cdr USN Matthew Diaz, SPC Eli Israel: true American heroes.

        by sdgeek on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 09:44:29 AM PDT

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    •  As of Now, the Chinese Machinery I Use in My (0+ / 0-)

      craft business is selling for the identical dollar value it sold for in 1998.

      We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

      by Gooserock on Tue Sep 25, 2007 at 08:44:30 AM PDT

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