Re: Economic (ignorance) Nativism and me

From: Robert J. Bradbury (
Date: Sat Mar 24 2001 - 17:10:19 MST

On Sat, 24 Mar 2001 wrote:

> I was watching a CNN report, on an issue that has been brewing since last
> year, when an org funded by Gates of Microsoft, and Larry Elison of Oracle
> had a 'study' that postulated something like 1.5 million IT jobs would be
> created in the USA in something like 5 years.

Mitch, knowing Larry to the degree that I do, I very much doubt he
would cooperate with Bill on anything (even something that is
to their mutual advantage). I would strongly urge you to
investigate the background sources on your comments. While
it is not implausible that they both may have contributed to
such an effort, it would be *un*-likely that they did so knowing
that the other was involved. In which case the awards should go to
the individual behind the scenes that got them both to contribute.

Microsoft and Oracle both have overseas software development
efforts. To be promoting the emmigration of these people
to the U.S. seems counter productive. You will always have
to pay them more within-U.S. relative to non-U.S. locations.

To make a case that MSFT or ORACLE are behind this, you have
to make a case that it is more to their advantage to move
offshore workers to the U.S. where the salaries would be higher.


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