Monday, January 02, 2012

Do you wonder why the US can't compete anymore?

Do you wonder why most US businesses can't compete in the global markets (unless they have moved everything except their headquarters overseas?)  

I hope not.  

We are being stomped like a narc at a biker rally by most of the rest of the world because their costs are lower. You get it. But why? In large part because employers in the rest of the world don't have to deal with nonsense like this:  the EEOC in what amounts to a private letter ruling has just said that an employer requiring a high school diploma to get a job might violate the Americans With Disabilities Act on the theory that fewer mentally challenged people actually graduate from high school.  No, this is not a joke.

The story is here:

What's next?  I would bet even money that the government will soon take the position that requiring a high school diploma discriminates against blacks and other minorities who don't graduate from high school in the same percentages as caucasians.  We shall see.

In the meantime, some advice:  Get out now while you still can.  Move your production to Singapore or Hong Kong if you're high tech and to Mexico or Brazil if you're not.  If you are in a service industry who can't leave, bend over.  The federal agencies under Obama don't even pretend to be fair anymore and if you have to hire illiterates, so be it.




Post a Comment

<< Home