Sunday, April 27, 2008

Job Destruction is back up! was indeed hacked, but Rob Sanchez got it cleaned up and freed up for Google searches. Way to go, Rob.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Not the Best and Brighest? Say it ain't so, Joe!

(Shamelessly stolen from Norm Matloff, but I don't think he'd mind...)

To: H-1B/L-1/offshoring e-newsletter

CIS has just published a new article by me, titled "H-1Bs: Still Not the Best and the Brightest." The title alludes to an earlier article I wrote for CIS, in which I had done some preliminary statistical work showing that most H-1Bs are ordinary people doing ordinary work, not the geniuses claimed by the industry lobbyists. In the present article, I present much more direct statistical analysis along these lines.

Here I use a market-based approach to show that:

1. The vast majority of H-1Bs are not of outstanding talent.

2. This is also true when the data are broken down by occupation.

3. This is also true for almost all prominent tech firms that were analyzed.

4. Contrary to the constant hyperbole in the press that “Johnnie can’t do math” in comparison with kids in Asia, the workers from Western European countries tend to be more talented than those of their Asian counterparts.

Please note the the implications of my article applies just as much (actually more) to the employer-based green card system as to H-1B itself. This is a crucial point, as there are proposals in Congress (rumored to be considered seriously by Congress in May) to expand both the H-1B and green card programs--both of which expansions would adversely impact job opportunities and wages for U.S. citizens and permanent residents.

You can read the article at


Sunday, April 20, 2008

JobDestruction blacklisted by Google

Rob Sanchez's great site Job Destruction got blacklisted by Google. It was obviously a mistake but it will be slow to undo and the damage to the website traffic will be considerable. Way to go Google. I thought your mantra was to do no evil in the world.


Sunday, April 13, 2008

OPTing out of the American Dream

Rob Sanchez has a good article on how the government is scamming Americans out of jobs by bringing in cheap labor without congress.

The OPT program is the worst of breed of backroom deals.

More on Microsoft

The third video in the series...

Bill Gates and the H-1B Visa, Chapter 3