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Comment: Re:The Same Game (Score 2) 454

by disposable60 (#48457191) Attached to: Researchers Say the Tech Worker Shortage Doesn't Really Exist

There was that accidental experiment a couple years ago in GA. A hard crackdown on migrant labor and a invitation for local unemployeds to work the fields - a few dozen showed up and none lasted more than a couple of days.

Wall Street doesn't get that killing the middle class in the US will ruin them - that's next year's problem and all they care about is this quarter at the longest-term.

Comment: Re:"forced labor" (Score 1) 183

by disposable60 (#47935189) Attached to: Use of Forced Labor "Systemic" In Malaysian IT Manufacturing

The South started the war owning exactly zero cannon foundries and had a disjoint rail system with multiple track gauges. The North had a unified rail system (one gauge) and enough industrial capacity to make arms.

The strategic incompetence of an agrarian 'country' starting a war against an industrialized opponent outweighed the tactical advantage of field leadership ... eventually.

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