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Published in New York Times
09/19/2005

To the editor


Jobs in mathematics, science, engineering and related disciplines are migrating to third-world countries not because the American labor pool lacks talent, but because third-world employees will work for considerably less money.



Thomas L. Friedman's implicit prescription - greater emphasis on math and science in American schools and culture - would only add to the ranks of intelligent, educated and unemployed American technical professionals.





Mark Kimelheim


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