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H-1B:

  • Into the Eye of the Storm: Assessing the Evidence on Science and Engineering Education, Quality, and Workforce Demand (Research Report) – Author(s): B. Lindsay Lowell, Harold Salzman – Recent policy reports claim the United States is falling behind other nations in science and math education and graduating insufficient numbers of scientists and engineers. Review of the evidence and analysis of actual graduation rates and workforce needs does not find support for these claims. U.S. student performance rankings are comparable to other leading nations and colleges graduate far more scientists and engineers than are hired each year. Instead, the evidence suggests targeted education improvements are needed for the lowest performers and demand-side factors may be insufficient to attract qualified college graduates.
  • Michael S. Teitelbaum, “Do We Need More Scientists?”, The Public Interest, Number 153, Fall 2003.

Globalization:

  • Herman E. Daly research on globalization and forced migration. Herman Daly once was a Senior economist for the World Bank and has exceptional and independent insight on true economic theory versus corporate agenda cheerleading hype.

Outsourcing:

  • How Many U.S. Jobs Might Be Offshorable?, CEPS working paper no. 142, March 2007, Dr. Alan S. Blinder.
  • Where Ricardo and Mill Rebut and Confirm Arguments of Mainstream Economists Supporting Globalization – Paul Samuelson, Journal of Economic Perspectives, 2004.
  • Samuelson proves the assumption that the laws of economics dictate that the U.S. economy will benefit in the long run from all forms of trade, including outsourcing, is false.

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