Bill Gates` Failed H-1b policies erode US Competiveness
April 01, 2008, 04:13 PM
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Patrick Patrick Thibodeau writes at Computerworld:
In the 2006-`07 academic year, only 8,021 students graduated with computer science degrees from these schools — the lowest number of graduates this decade.

By contrast, in 2003-`04 — the high point of this decade — 14,185 students were awarded bachelor`s degrees in computer science

Now, Bill Gates whines that the problem is not enough low-cost H-1b visas. Now, Japan, China, Taiwan and Singapore don`t have anything like these low cost visas. Singapore does make extensive use of guest worker visas-and companies using them pay substantially for that privilege.

I once heard that "insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result". What we have seen is that coupling H-1b expansion with declining US tech employment has meant that US students look for work elsewhere.