Why pay American wages when you can hire foreign temps at half price? Farm, chicken processing, textile, fill-in-the blank.
Is there any reason IT would be different? A profitable corporation maximizes returns on labor. Here or over THERE. Mr. Gates did not express his objectives clearly before Congress. The American worker does not see the employer as a godsend. The American worker knows their relationship is one of convenience, and the employer WILL get rid of labor first. The American worker has nowhere else to go. The foreign temp will be grateful to go back wherever with a pocketful of dollars, to live at foreign cost of living. That is what Mr. Gates counts on.
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