A few weeks back, the comments section of Spend Matters was hijacked by a handful of protectionist nutcases. I won’t delve into the specifics in this column but needless to say, it’s a good thing for the pro H1-B Visa camp that it’s most vocal opposition is so angry and out of touch that they’re incapable of stringing together logical arguments without lapsing into racist, anti-Indian rhetoric. Clearly, even if the world is even partially flat — which I’m not convinced of — it’s clear these folks will be the ones who are pancaked by reality bearing street pavers along the way, getting rolled so thin that even a Masala Dosa would look thick in comparison (which they’d probably choke on in disgust because their idea of spicy is defined by McDonald’s fries with extra salt and a few dashes of pepper). Regardless, I’d love to see some of these sorry souls have to wake up and wheeze their way through a typical day in most parts of the world, realizing how good they have it here. But maybe now they’ll get their chance.
By Jason Busch on December 4, 2009
Obsessed with how companies manage, spend and save money, Jason writes about procurement, trade and supply chain issues @ Spend Matters. He has significant first hand experience developing and marketing technology and services products, has advised numerous companies on sourcing and related techniques as well as M&A pursuits. In previous lives before tech, he was a management consultant and merchant banking analyst.