Sunday, January 25, 2004

A reader sent me this link:

Creative Class War: How the GOP's anti-elitism could ruin America's economy.

It's a neat argument: Smart, creative people aren't moving to the United States any more, and it's mostly because of the Republicans' anti-science, anti-trade, anti-immigration and anti-cosmopolitain elite policies.

Interesting thesis, but I don't buy it. The author doesn't present a shred of non-anecdotal evidence to support his basic premise, other than the fact that visas issued by the U.S. government for immigrants to work in science and technology dropped 55% in 2002.


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