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    05-18-2017, 05:06 PM
    This thread serves as an excellent reminder that the (supposed) virtue of the oppressed is a fairy tale. If these (supposedly) "oppressed" morons ever came into power whites would end up mightily regretting ever allowing it to happen, even the ones that are useful idiots. That much is certain. Right now their whining and bitching amounts to "suggestions" because they lack power. God forbid they ever acquire real power.
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    04-27-2017, 11:53 PM
    In no context could it have been anything other than a PhD given the statement I was responding to. Good God, man. You wrote the preceding statement I directly responded to and could not follow the discussion? Disappointing. Even assuming, for the sake of argument, that there was a lack of American PhDs at a given point in time the number is not static, and newly minted American PhDs could be expected in a field with such urgent demand. This supposed risk of a "successful start up" that "wants to hire the Americans they can" of relocating to India or China to exploit the ostensibly superior labor pool in those countries is categorical bullshit devoid of any attachment to reality. This supposed need for highly qualified foreigners is dramatically overblown, and is tantamount to useful idiocy on behalf of those that primarily make use of H1B visa programs to bring in cheaper labor. In your absurd and overwrought scenario it is altogether unlikely there isn't an American available for the jobs in question. And even if there weren't it does not create a need for nonsense like the H1B visa program.
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    04-27-2017, 01:39 PM
    "It" is obviously a degree in this oh-so-specialized field you fancied in your overly wrought scenario (Why would I mention an American alongside an H1B visa?!). There's that reading comprehension problem of yours again... Let's be entirely clear. If there is even one qualified American, just one, then there is a market for those services. Given your ridiculous start-up scenario now requires there to be no Americans available and interested in the job it must be summarily dismissed as a trite absurdity. If that was your goal, then you have succeeded brilliantly. Bravo! It wasn't a "baseless attack" on libertarian thinking. It was an observation on why libertarians have no political power, and will continue to have no political power. Whether this is a defect in the philosophy or a defect in the individuals endorsing it is another matter entirely. Your inability to draw distinctions does explain why you are struggling so badly with this.
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    04-27-2017, 12:58 PM
    Completely and utterly irrelevant. If there is even 1 American receiving it, then there is a market for an American doing the job. I did mention I was delving into a side-note in the preceding paragraph, or did you miss that? Reading comprehension is fundamental, and I suggest you work on yours.
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    04-27-2017, 12:48 PM
    Actually, I am of the belief that all of the jobs would, in fact, go to Americans without the H1B program if the founder of the start up wanted to hire Americans. I suffer no delusion that only foreigners could perform the highly specific work you cited. That would be considered optimistic, but as I decided to play along with your overly contrived scenario I left that out. Again, utterly bizarre extrapolation. My question was specifically aimed at libertarians and communists, not Americans and foreigners. If I had wanted to make the poll idea into what you thought it was, then I would have. I didn't, which is why your extrapolation is erroneous.
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    04-27-2017, 11:57 AM
    I shop around for the best deal between vendors/companies whose interests align most closely with my own. I do not place the lowest cost as the most important factor, and never will. I regard such behavior as base, and tantamount to useful idiocy when it leads to supporting companies whose priorities are not necessarily in line with my own. Domestically? No. If the whole country is playing by the same rules it's all good. Internationally? The notion of an international free market, one in which all countries are playing by the same rules, is nonsense. It is simply impossible so long as governments span the globe. There is too much advantage in using unethical means to achieve beneficial economic ends. If the US ceased doing it (or ceased to exist altogether) other governments would pick up the slack. As such, given I have no compulsion to support some kind of universal free market, as opposed to one operative within an outlined boundary, it would suit me fine if the US were entirely funded through taxes collected at ports and borders.
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    04-27-2017, 11:32 AM
    Kill the H1B visa program, and let come what may. I have zero doubt your hypothetical start up, with its lush cash fund enabling it to relocate wherever it pleases in order to make use of ostensibly superior Indian or Chinese talent, will figure it out without the H1B program. Hell, if those countries are where the talent is coming from and they have no compunction about hiring foreigners why wouldn't they start it overseas in the first place? If, on the other hand, this start up is founded by an American that just cannot locate other American talent, the question must be posed - why in the hell are Americans only good enough to start something up, but not finish it themselves? Utterly bizarre extrapolation from my post.
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    04-26-2017, 11:14 PM
    And here we have a case example of the atomization of western society in action. In the pursuit of ever-cheaper goods, and the utter detachment from any sense of community, people will sell out their neighbors in favor of foreigners if they can extract personal economic benefit from it. When economics is your god base behavior inevitably follows. As a side-note, the number of libertarians that both protest government involvement in the market and endorse supporting their community (despite the increased cost often associated in the era of the internet) are laughably few. This, perhaps more than anything, demonstrates why libertarians will remain politically irrelevant. It is difficult to rally a people with no attachment to those around them at all. Herding cats indeed. Poll idea: how many libertarians would buy something at twice the cost to support another libertarian in favor of purchasing it cheaper from a communist? I have a feeling the result would be depressing.
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