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Comment Re: Idiocy. (Score 1) 392

Not all employees are assembly line workers. Often there are ad-hoc / one off tasks that nobody has foreseen because nobody understands the need like a user. ( maybe nobody even knows of the need but that one user who needs to do something. )

Overly restrictive policies make it impossible to do things better.

Remember computers are for users, not their admin staff. Locking users out of their machines turns them into paperweights.

Comment Re:Actually the Niskanen Center is Libertarian. (Score 1) 414

We're basically another meatbag like lions and hyenas or apes or whatever noodling around. And humans have been to the moon.

Being outwardly violent does not always inflict the maximum violence, and usually the most underhanded thing to do is socially acceptable.

Communism is for families. and anarchy is always the state of affairs no matter what the regime.

Comment Re:BULL (Score 1) 414

. I make [stuff] because others exploited the opportunities of [stuff[

You fill your niche, but the niches filled by others denies your offspring the chance to someday fill them.

If opportunity is your bag, you want to be Adam or Eve.

And while almost nothing has been fully explored, the Earth is one of those things that has been.

Comment Re:Actually the Niskanen Center is Libertarian. (Score 1) 414

I have been and always will be a small l libertarian, but I am fed up with Rothbardian capital L Libertarians. Non aggression principle/Non-initiation of force is the axiom their whole ideology is built on, and it's wrong. Life is lions and hyenas on the Discovery channel.

You can tear apart these people in a debate like so much paper if you don't buy into NAP.

It's fun.

Property IS theft AND there's nothing wrong with theft.

It blows their minds.

Comment Re:Nope... Wrong interpretation. (Score 4, Interesting) 414

Yes, this. ( sorry I was going to mod here, but I have to post, even though I signed into hypothesis annotations and marked this article up all over ).

There is an *association* between H 1B and hiring because H 1B is granted in areas of relatively high demand for labor, and so total hiring is bound to increase in those areas. This doesn't mean H 1B is causing the hiring, it's merely that those who are hiring are hiring H 1B.

Also, companies put their budgets where it will solve their problems. They hire contractors to get more labor quick. This article says that H 1Bs are paid more than Americans so they can't be replacing them. THEY ARE. By keeping incentives low to be contractors, they are replacing would-be American contractors.

Also they prevent companies from being creative to fill positions by doing things like partnering with local educational institutions, running training programs, and helping financially with prospective employee's education.


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