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To: ketsu

That’s the notion of the free market then. Labor flows to where capital is (immigration) and capital flows to where labor is (outsourcing).

I wonder if these restrictions on H1Bs actually create more problems then they solve. If there were only say 1000 slots for H1Bs and I’m from India, I’d accept a very low salary in America. If there were an unlimited amount of slots, I’d probably hold out until I got paid the full salary.


40 posted on 02/12/2009 7:13:54 PM PST by WheresMyBailout
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To: WheresMyBailout
That’s the notion of the free market then. Labor flows to where capital is (immigration) and capital flows to where labor is (outsourcing).

I wonder if these restrictions on H1Bs actually create more problems then they solve. If there were only say 1000 slots for H1Bs and I’m from India, I’d accept a very low salary in America. If there were an unlimited amount of slots, I’d probably hold out until I got paid the full salary.

No. What they should do is give them a green card, full bennies and what the market will bear. The minute the H1B's have the same rights as an American they'll cease to be cheap. They can always take their talents to another job.

The problem right now is that the market *is not* free. They're not free to take their labor elsewhere. If they quit their job they have to be out of the country in 10 days.

41 posted on 02/12/2009 8:50:28 PM PST by ketsu (It’s not a campaign. It’s a taxpayer-funded farewell tour.)
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