Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Wanted: More skilled workers

Dartmouth economist Matthew Slaughter opines:
To maintain high standards of living for Americans, the U.S. economy needs skilled workers. But our immigration policy keeps out many of the world's best, and as a result threatens America's competitiveness. The solution? Eliminate the cap on H1-B visas.
I would not emphasize the issue of competitiveness, but I agree with his bottom line: Allowing in more skilled workers is a good idea.