Ted Rall for March 22, 2008
Increased immigration is crucial if America is to avoid losing its competitive edge. Business leaders are telling congress. Other countries are kicking our asses in the global marketplace. The shortage of philosophers, poets and ethnomusicologists has become so acute, experts say, that the united states simply doesn't have enough talent to compete. Dozens of aboriginal cultures are lurching along, their music totally undocumented! American schools are simply not turning out enough graduates with these important skills. I'm a coder, man! Let Indians and Mexicans write verse and mourn life's meaninglessness! It's our choice: import dorks from abroad, or risk losing the dork sector of our economy altogether. We've lost 3% of our post-structuralist lead over Canada... Sell it all!