Friday, April 20, 2007

Annotation #1

Immigration as a whole is the sole reason that America is the great country it is today. With over 40% of U.S earned degrees in computer science and engineering being earned by foreigners. However with the government constantly decreasing the number of work and education visas to much lower than the projected need our work force is slowly decreasing in skill and ability. America use to be the sole place for skilled immigrants to go and find a good trade however nowadays many other country's, specifically in Europe and Asia are giving more leniency to open trade and labor. With these 2 things in effect the economic power of America as a whole will soon be overshadowed by foreign adversaries.

"American Idiocracy" Economist; 3/24/07, vol. 328 Issue 8521, p40-40, 1p