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Decoding the President, because someone has to: Did Trump just blow up concerted US effort to ban Chinese 5G kit?


Re: And yet...

The issue isn't brains.

US companies spend far more buying back their own stock than on R & D.

The next largest category is generally marketing.

This focus extends to employees: a young, cheap employee is far better than an older, expensive and not-puppy-like one. H1B is even better: should they become skilled, the poor sap is stuck in green card limbo for 7 years or more - a literal indentured servant.

Lastly, the notion that "training" is all that is needed is bollocks.

Society can not survive with everyone being a coder any more than society can survive with everyone eating cake.

The real issue is whether all parts of functional society deserve a reasonable share of revenue as opposed to the 1%. As the inequality numbers clearly show, the battles of the past 2+ decades have clearly swung in the 1%'s favor.

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