I might be confused with another product, but I think Visual Studio Express expires after a month demo period.
It only expires if you don't do the e-mail registration.
It really depends on how research-oriented your job is going to be. If it has a lot of algorithmic work, then there are probably a lot of former academics in the company who would look highly upon a graduate degree since they have ones themselves.
However such restrictions would require a invasion of our privacy to a degree that strikes me as simply intolerable. But I'm curious, what do slashdot readers think? Is Hardin's logic sound? If it is, is controlling the population important enough that we should give up what we have long accepted as some of our most basic rights in order to achieve it?"