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Skilled Immigrants On Why They're Leaving The U.s.

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Skilled Immigrants on Why They're Leaving the U.S.

Lured by the prospect of climbing to the top of his field, New Delhi native Swaroop Ganguly came to the U.S. 10 years ago and earned a PhD in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. He became an expert in an emerging technology called spintronics, used to power semiconductors, and worked at several chip companies, including Freescale Semiconductor. But Ganguly, now 32, is moving back to India this summer. Although he has been doing postdoctoral work at the University of Texas, he figures his prospects for research and professional development are probably better in his home country. "I feel quite excited about going back," he says.

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Hey why not in the UK? We have pretty cheap higher education, and if you are a top academic, well, the government is currently in the process of pulling the rug out from under you with funding. Plus, if you are a top earner, you are taxed at 50%, so what incentive is there to stay here?

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The guy does computer and engineering stuff.

The UK gave up all that rubbish years ago.

We need people that can come up with new financial products.

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The Japanese seem to get by without importing skilled workers. So do the South Koreans.

The very fact that the USA and UK attempt wage arbitration in highly-skilled sectors shows that they are not entirely serious about them.

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The Japanese seem to get by without importing skilled workers. So do the South Koreans.

The very fact that the USA and UK attempt wage arbitration in highly-skilled sectors shows that they are not entirely serious about them.

Interesting angle on it.

But,

Highly skilled immigrant = not in the old boys club. Our politico and aristocrats care not one iota for anybody outside of the clique and will tax them heavily. Nothing will change with our entrenched elite, either here or the US. Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves, as is happening right now.

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Dont worry. For Every PhD Patel we lose we'll restock with 10 unqualified umbongos. Itll all even out. Hallelujah, all praise be to the free market.

look if people are willing to get saddled with 20k worth of tuition-fee debt for a 2:1 in david beckam's footballing career,then,quite frankly,you have to be a little concerned with the direction our society has taken.

they aren't even applying it usefully,like studyng the bend-it-like-beckham ballistic missile!!

those ones that go in straight lines are rather predictable!

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look if people are willing to get saddled with 20k worth of tuition-fee debt for a 2:1 in david beckam's footballing career,then,quite frankly,you have to be a little concerned with the direction our society has taken.

they aren't even applying it usefully,like studyng the bend-it-like-beckham ballistic missile!!

those ones that go in straight lines are rather predictable!

Indeed.

Outside of the pure sciences academia, British degree's are tantamount to:

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After all, it was British engineering prowess that granted us the worlds largest empire....

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Interesting angle on it.

But,

Highly skilled immigrant = not in the old boys club. Our politico and aristocrats care not one iota for anybody outside of the clique and will tax them heavily. Nothing will change with our entrenched elite, either here or the US. Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves, as is happening right now.

Well, that's the difference really - USA/UK employers don't (IMO) have that much of a preference for their own nationals - as far as they are concerned labour is labour. Whether you think that is a good or bad thing is down to ideology I suppose. The Japanese/Koreans/Germans (to an extent) still have a nationalistic view of their economies.

There's an economic theory that states that high wage costs are a driver for technological innovation - the reason why the industrial revolution started in the UK is because we had a relatively low population density compared to continental Europe, and thus higher wages - so high, in fact, that it became economical to use expensive, inefficient steampower to replace human labour.

I think to an extent this theory is borne out by the fact that economies that pay high wages (Sweden, Germany, Japan etc.) are also the most technically advanced, and produce the best quality.

The technical standards of the USA and UK are generally perceived to have been degraded over the same period.

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The technical standards of the USA and UK are generally perceived to have been degraded over the same period.

No kidding. Our infrastructure is on its way out, and is definitely passed its prime in the US.

We are literally going to hit a brick wall at breakneck speed....in regards to our energy future. Nothing is being done about it now, at all.

The only cheap way is to war.

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No kidding. Our infrastructure is on its way out, and is definitely passed its prime in the US.

We are literally going to hit a brick wall at breakneck speed....in regards to our energy future. Nothing is being done about it now, at all.

The only cheap way is to war.

Serious shooting wars require manufacturing, machine tools, engineers, mechanics.

Only the sad delude fools who form the current government think they can be won by slogans and spin.

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Serious shooting wars require manufacturing, machine tools, engineers, mechanics.

Only the sad delude fools who form the current government think they can be won by slogans and spin.

Of course.

Let me put it this way. War is cheap, as at the end of the day, its just a life.

Warfare is expensive, as it requires the elements you highlighted to carry it out.

Still, killing and exporting tyranny to secure something you want is cheap compared to the alternatives...like starving and state failure, anarchy, etc...

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Serious shooting wars require manufacturing, machine tools, engineers, mechanics.

Only the sad delude fools who form the current government think they can be won by slogans and spin.

We'll just borrow. Like in everything else.

Yanks can gives us some drones.

French some nukes

Israel some of their hot female conscripts.

China some of their incredible non-exploding bombs.

We're good for it.

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