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Old 01-23-2012, 02:18 PM
sugarkang sugarkang is offline
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Default Re: NYT: How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work

Originally Posted by Florian View Post
My question is: are all those Chinese workers living on tea and biscuits really more qualified than all the Americans who could have been employed?
If you read the article, cheap labor is but one component of why Americans cannot compete. It's largely to do with the supply chain ecosystem.

The idea that there is a shortage of engineers and other qualified personnel in the US strikes me as pure BS. But I am sure there is a shortage of Americans who can live on tea and biscuits and sleep in dormitories.
The mixing of populations lowers the cost of being unusual.
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