Is some sort of win-win outcome possible?
An articulate article revealing many aspects of the problem
provided case histories and elements of the current
high unemployment problem. Several items struck me:
- many of the terrific innovators have immigrated
to the US and developed whole new industries
Andrew Grove Intel, Jerry Yang Yahoo, Vinod
Khostla and Andreas von Bectholsheim Sun,
Sergei Brin Google, just to name a few.
- It is not unusual for talented people to have
either separate family lives, or be located in
Canada with occasional mutual visits to the US
- Stuart Anderson in a WSJ letter to the editor
(4-14-09) points out that we are endangering
America’s innovation leadership by restrictive
immigration. Nonetheless, it is hard to debate
the facts of double digit unemployment in many
places. Is it one for one?