trigger for me to begin serious analysis of what
was happening to our country was when I found out
about outsourcing. By outsourcing, I don't
mean call centers and I don't mean contracting with
American firms to do information systems work on
American soil with American workers. By
outsourcing, I mean the export of high technology
and IT systems to India and the contracting with
Indian firms - using imported Indian workers to
work on American computer systems. By
outsourcing, I mean the privatization of
government functions and especially management of
government computer systems. This was
flashing red signal
that something was terribly wrong.
all during the 90's when Richard Clarke was the
government's doomsayer of all the bad things that
could happen to our country if the computer
systems failed? The things he was saying were all
true. Our country is virtually totally
automated. Our transportation
systems, our communications, our distribution
systems - are all dependent on computer systems.
Exporting those systems to a foreign country is
insanity. It's a national security risk.
It gives India the control of our fate. All
they have to do is to shut down the global network
from their side - even for a few days at a
time.... and we are in big trouble.
quite a lot of time learning about 'Free Trade'
and the global economy. The lies and fraud
surrounding this issue are unbelievable. The
computer technology firms (via
501-C3's and universities) feed stories to the
press that are pure fiction. They say that
Indian programmers are more highly educated and
are better. This is pure silliness.
What they are is cheaper. A programmer here
earns about $60,000. An Indian programmer
earns between $7,000 and $10,000. End of
story - case close.
that is prominent on the issue of outsourcing is
Harris Miller. CEO of the Information Technology
Association of America. I started collecting
stories on him because he lobbies congress for
both more Indians on visa as well as promoting
outsourcing. What I found on
is that he is a liar and a traitor. More
importantly though, I found that the strategy
Harris Miller used in California against the
United Farm Workers union was the same strategy
that was used to generate 'irrational exuberance'
in the stock market which was used to justify the
flooding of high tech jobs market with imported
foreign workers which has led to the export of
those industries to India.
of workers' is the mantra to the legislature to
justify the importation of foreign workers...
which squeezes American citizens out of the labor
market and drives the price down. I found that at
the same time Miller was working his 'shortage'
strategy here, he was also working with the
Indians to establish their infrastructure to pave
the way for exporting our high technology sectors.
The timeframe in which he was doing this
corresponded to the beginning and end of the dot.com bubble. Coincidence? Only if
you believe in fairy tales.
me to start looking at the dot.com bubble and the
corporate bankruptcies of the 90's. I'd
followed the Enron bankruptcy not only because it
was the biggest, but also because it affected my
electric bill. So when I started looking at
Global Crossing it was obvious that it had the
same signature - computer accounting fraud and
stock fraud made possible by the 'irrational
exuberance' of the market.
was the corporation that built the global
communications network that made possible the
export of our high technology jobs to India.
The 'irrational exuberance' of the market during
the 90's generated the capital to do it.
'Coincidently' after the network was finished,
they filed for bankruptcy.
to the dot.com boom, it was kicked off by a one
day meteoric rise of an IPO for a company named
Netscape. Netscape's claim to fame was an
Internet browser. As a computer systems
analyst and programmer... my reaction was HUH?
A good analogy is if an IPO for a new cordless
drill set off 'irrational exuberance' in the
stock market.... it doesn't compute. The
only thing special about Netscape was that they
were the corporation who sued Microsoft but they
didn't win a thing really. While the public
and the gosling press might not realize that,
people in the tech industry did.
more investigation revealed that the person behind
Netscape was a man named John Doerr.
JOHN DOERR, 46
Partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
Dubbed the ''human hummingbird'' for his flitting
among industry moguls, Doerr is perhaps the
biggest power broker in Silicon Valley. He has
financed such highfliers as Sun Microsystems,
Netscape, and Compaq, and hobnobs with Clinton
falls to Bangalore
The Great Indian Takeover of America
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