Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friedman on H1B Visas

From today's NYTimes:

Leave it to a brainy Indian to come up with the cheapest and surest way to stimulate our economy: immigration.

“All you need to do is grant visas to two million Indians, Chinese and Koreans,” said Shekhar Gupta, editor of The Indian Express newspaper. “We will buy up all the subprime homes. We will work 18 hours a day to pay for them. We will immediately improve your savings rate — no Indian bank today has more than 2 percent nonperforming loans because not paying your mortgage is considered shameful here. And we will start new companies to create our own jobs and jobs for more Americans.”

5 comments:

John Y. said...

For those of you who get a broken link you can either yahoo Thomas Friedman's personal website or copy this link http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/11/opinion/11friedman.html?_r=1 for the full article.

publius said...

I have yet to hear a good argument for such strict limitations on legal immigration. Immigration is the heart and soul of who we are; it is the means by which we have achieved such staggering wealth, and the only way we are going to keep it. I am with Friedman on the tall fence wide gate idea.
-Matthew

publius said...

I have yet to hear a good argument for such strict limitations on legal immigration. Immigration is the heart and soul of who we are; it is the means by which we have achieved such staggering wealth, and the only way we are going to keep it. I am with Friedman on the tall fence wide gate idea.
-Matthew

scott said...

the main reason is that its illegal. all im sayin is I would much rather have the parking patrol converted into border patrol. it would mean a lot less 20 dollar fines.

Juan CF said...

Friedman talks way too much that punk thinks he nows exactly what is going on in these world . the only thing his doing is making bank form his book.