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Comment Re:"Indentured Servitude" looks a bit different (Score 5, Insightful) 318


The jobs overseas are *already* much cheaper than what the H1B's are getting paid. If it were possible to have these jobs overseas ---they would already be there---, and that is cold hard fact. The jobs going to H1B are jobs that require face-to-face interaction with people here in the United States.

The 'alternate fact' here is the obvious bluff from tech companies (Let us play by our rules or we'll ship jobs overseas). The only response that has any integrity is "Well, take your goddamn ball and GO home then."

Comment Re:Something feels off about this. (Score 1) 540

If your business model doesn't pay people what they're worth, then you don't have a good enough business model. If your startup idea is compelling, people will work for less in exchange for equity.

Whoever pays the most should get the best workers. I don't understand why you would want it any other way. Isn't that the way it works for management?

Comment Re: So... (Score 1) 440

Are you sure? I also did some quick math and came to a different conclusion, that we would probably *save* money.

Adult population of the U.S.(rounded up): 246,000,000

Gross Federal Tax Revenue of the U.S.: 3.3 trillion

Cost of providing all adults 1800/month: 443 billion

food stamps: 74 billion
soc sec ( just pensions ): 52 billion
Unemployment Insurance : 520 billion ( says CNN )



Comment Re:Hype (Score 1) 207

I think it's interesting how documentaries always take time to explain how time and space are inextricably connected and then go on to explain one or the other independently. It's common to speak of gravity as if it's a force but you never hear ( in the documentaries ) anyone say graviton.

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