buzzardsbay writes "For the past few years, we've heard a number of analysts and high-profile IT industry executives, Bill Gates and Craig Barrett among them, promoting the idea that there's an ever-present shortage of skilled IT workers to fill the industry's demand. But now there's growing evidence suggesting the "shortage" is simply a self-serving myth. "It seems like every three years you've got one group or another saying, the world is going to come to an end there is going to be a shortage and so on," says Vivek Wadhwa, a professor for Duke University's Master of Engineering Management Program and a former technology CEO himself. "This whole concept of shortages is bogus, it shows a lack of understanding of the labor pool in the USA.""
Honestly, I thought that I would never see Slashdot post such a story, and I never thought that Rob "Commander Taco" Malda himself would post it. Amazing. Perhaps liberals are capable of change, after all.
For more information on the specious "labor shortage," google on terms such as these:
Work expands to fill the time available. -- Cyril Northcote Parkinson, "The Economist", 1955