(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.