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My job went to India and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

ted_nugent (226799) writes | more than 10 years ago

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I will preface this thought with a disclaimer. I have no formal background in economics nor political science. This is just a layman stating a view haven't seen mentioned in the press. Nothing profound to be seen here - just plain old common sense.

With that said, I am going to make a bold prediction. The massive transfer of tech jobs from the US to India will have a profound effect on the political stability of the East. I just don't know whether it will be for the better or not.

I will preface this thought with a disclaimer. I have no formal background in economics nor political science. This is just a layman stating a view haven't seen mentioned in the press. Nothing profound to be seen here - just plain old common sense.

With that said, I am going to make a bold prediction. The massive transfer of tech jobs from the US to India will have a profound effect on the political stability of the East. I just don't know whether it will be for the better or not.

Nearly all of the Fortune 1000 now depend on India-based workers to operate. Most are indepedent outsourcers, while a few, such as Oracle, Intel, and Dell, run their own shops there.

Big business pays for a lot of political campaigns, and they expect some benefits in return. Not only that, but they can now truthfully state that the stability of India is of vital importance to their daily operations, and as such, is important to our own (short-term) US economy.

Therefore, the first order of business will be to squelch any rumblings of conflict with Pakistan. We have little interest in the well being of Pakistan, other than our usual role of "Cops of the World". So the UN and the international community at large will have to step in and convince them that the proposed agreement is indeed amicable.

I'm not sure where this will take us next, but mark my words, conflict is coming.

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