Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
...Skilled workers are not in fact a commodity...
Perhaps not in one region or country but, on a global basis, they are.

Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
...I've been at dinner parties for multi-billion dollar international companies celebrating their world dominance in this or that industry that were broke in six month due to such behavior...
There are many, many stupid management decisions that can result in bankruptcy. Recognizing and taking advantage of the fact that governments around the world have supported treating skilled labor as a commodity isn't one of them.

Quote Originally Posted by DREW WILEY View Post
...I've listened to keynote speeches by youthful billionaires (on paper) that probably couldn't afford cab fare a year later.
Youthful billionaires are no different that any other managers. Except perhaps they haven't yet made as many stupid decisions as those older than them. Buying skilled labor on the world market does not inherently lead to their downfall.