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Intel's chief executive on Tuesday decried the presidential nominees' lack of attention to the United States' waning competitive edge in education, research and development and technological innovation. "This is what you don't see being debated by our two presidential candidates today," Craig Barrett told several thousand high-tech industry workers at the Gartner Symposium ITXPO.
I think that Mr. Barret missed the point completelly.(As well as Mr. Bush during recent debates). It is not education level that makes american corporations look oversea for engineering jobs. That is huge difference in compensation level. Engineer in China and India costs tenth of american engineer. I will not say that you got what you paid for, althouth it is thue that quality of job from India and China much worse. But how american engineer can compete with somebody who lives in different country and can afford to ask ten times less for his job. I agree that this practice will cause America lost technology advantages in future. But not because of quality of education, which is not bad. But because nobody will want to take engineering or science education (and pay money for it) and not to be able to find job after graduation, because there will not be engineering jobs in USA. I agree with Mr. Kerry that the only way is to make corporation stop transfer of jobs oversea. And it does not matter what jobs. If you want to protect american economy you have to protect it all. So lets tax coproration which creates job oversea instead jobs in USA. And lets help companies which stay in US.