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One last note. . .
(Depending on how you read this journal — if you read it, that is — this piece is a companion piece to my previous one. I'm still not comfortable in a journaling format.)

For sake of argument, let's say that outsourcing isn't eally a threat because we are smart enough and creative enough to retrain, innovate and, in essence turn on a dime when we need to keep our standard of living high.

Unfortunately, the Bush administration doesn't seem to be willing to invest in doing what I note in the prior paragraph. Bush already makes his disdain for intellect known. He frequently promotes phony-science that validates his worldviews, spreading a chilling effect to the other sciences. He's making it unattractive to do research in this country, all while making it harder for us to bring the best minds throughout the world into our country. It's a slow rot. America may find itself in a world where our best and brightest go overseas to learn, and that would be devastating!

And that's not noting how directly he's undermining our educational system.

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rtfirefly
Feb. 10th, 2004 10:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, I saw that WM piece a couple weeks ago, and it really worries me. If we're gonna say 'yes' to the wholesale exporting of jobs, we've GOT to have more than just faith that new jobs are going to be created here at home to replace them. And right now, faith is all we've got.

That's if you care about such things, of course. And the only reason Bush might care is to get re-elected. Otherwise, I'm sure he'd be just as happy to see twice as many jobs exported to keep costs low for business, and unemployment twice as high so that American workers couldn't exactly demand high wages either.
sterlingnorth
Feb. 10th, 2004 10:15 am (UTC)
Wow, you're really commenting on this journal today. What am I aiding you in the procrastination of?

Yeah, I saw that piece a few weeks back near the start of January, but I didn't yet have enough of those big words I sprinkle around this journal to accompany and hide the link. These links get lonely when they aren't dressed in excessive and copious verbiage.
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