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U.S. Programmers at Overseas Salaries

It’s the great unanswered business-economic question of our day: How do we replace the hundreds of thousands of information-technology, call-center, paralegal, and other jobs rapidly exiting the U.S. for India, Russia, and other low-wage countries? The main answer that the so-called experts put forth, without a lot of conviction, is that we’ll create new “high-value” jobs to replace those leaving the U.S. What are those jobs? No one seems to know.

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