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The quest for "fresh (inexpensive) young blood."
I appreciate Phil's use of satire to describe some of the career problems facing scientists, engineers, and programmers with advanced degrees.
I am an activist working to develop positive solutions to these problems for over two decades. The best web resources that I have found are Professor Matloff's website, the ZaZona.com website, and NumbersUSA.com. I have lobbied for reform in Washington, DC many times. I'm working on a book.An American Scam : How Special Interests Undermine National Security with Endless "Techie" Gluts
Please contact me via email at c0030180atAirmaildotNet to obtain a 22 page September, 2002 special Congressional summary. (Please note that the email address above must be converted into standard form by replacing at with @ and dot with . I do not wish to be spammed by robots.)
Best wishes, Gene A. Nelson, Ph.D. Dallas, Texas, USA
Here's a link to a 2004 American Chemical Society talk that the author presented, "There is no looming shortage of Chemists."
Note Slide 14 in the presentation documents that the peak earning years for a Ph.D. are between 45 and 55 years of age, based on median income. Furthermore, between 25 and 35 years of age, a Master's degree holder earns more than a typical Ph.D.
Contact the author at c0030180[at]airmail-dot-net for a gratis copy of his article "The Abramoff Visa" which provides extensive documentation about "things of value" provided by Microsoft Corporation in exchange for "official acts," contrary to Federal statute. The article will be appearing in the Spring, 2007 issue of The Social Contract....