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Friday, January 30, 2004

Brain Drain 

Atrios already blogged this, but it's bloody interesting, and well worth reading.

I can't say I have much real firsthand experience on the subject, but I do know that a large number of the people with whom I've worked in science have been of foreign origin. I do know that it's gotten much harder since 9/11 for people to get visas, especially people of the darker-skinned and Arab-looking (whatever those things mean) varieties. You can't discount the draws of better healthcare, schools and stuff like that other places (UK, Australia, Canada, f'rinstance) can offer that we can't.

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