I think people don’t realize that “profit motive” is an incentive that exists up to about the 50K/yr income mark. Why is Melinda Gates sending contraceptives to Africa? Maybe she’s thinking that all those Nigerians who forego a twelfth child will be able to upgrade to the next version of windows because, you see, she’s saving up her pennies for that shiny new bike in the store window.
Item 1: Microsoft Chief Executive Officer Satya Nadella kicked off one of the largest layoffs in tech history on Thursday, hoping to reshape the aging PC industry titan into a nimbler rival to Apple and Google, and jolt a culture at the company that is used to protecting its existing Windows and Office franchises. Microsoft Corp said on Thursday it will slash up to 18,000 jobs, or 14 percent of its workforce, over the next 12 months as it almost halves the size of its newly acquired Nokia phone business and tries to become a cloud-computing and mobile-friendly software company. The larger-than-expected cuts are the deepest in the software giant’s 39-year history and come five months into Nadella’s tenure.
Item 2: Bill Gates says the United States’ position as the global leader in innovation is at risk. The Microsoft chairman says there is a deficit of Americans with computer-science degrees, and he wants the government to make it easier for Microsoft to hire foreign-born workers. Gates testified before the House Committee on Science Technology on Wednesday about what he sees as a need to liberalize rules for H1-B visas for skilled foreign workers. Currently, Congress has set an annual limit on H1-Bs at 65,000, with an additional 20,000 earmarked for foreign students with advanced degrees from U.S. universities.
18,000 and H1B
Summary: There aren’t enough white STEM workers, which is why we’re laying off 18,000 of them.
People are objecting that they’re laying off the Finns, not the Murcans. Folks, plausible deniability is for chumps. It’s about race, and it’s always about race, and it’s always been about race. Don’t believe me?
“All is race; there is no other truth ,and every race must fall which carelessly suffers its blood to become mixed.
Benjamin Disraeli, Jewish Prime Minister of Great Britain
In passing, I note that Paul Cooijmans’ description of a 115-IQ race as homo pacificus might be a smidge optimistic, given that such races already exist for us to observe, and they are not known for their pacifism.
The fact is that people will always show preference their families, and politics is merely an extension of tribalism. There is no such thing as politics without in-grouping and out-grouping except in pathologically altruistic Anglo abstractions. War is not an extension of politics, politics is an indirect form of war over resources. Clausewitz had it backwards.
Your immediate response may be to say “Bill Gates is white! Mark Zuckerberg is white! Why would they wage war on whites?”
It is, by now, a well-established fact that white subraces differ from each other more than UK chavs differ from full-blooded homo sapiens sapiens pulled straight outta the Congo. To put it less gently, chavs act like niggers because they are niggers, genetically.
Furthermore, it is clear that even two sub-Saharan Africans with richer heavy metal deposits than almighty Zeus can think up a way to fight a resource war and rape each other’s children. Now where’s my machete?