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City Visas: The Right Way to Lure Talent?

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mejiac
mejiac  
2/28/2014 11:00:07 PM
User Rank Village Voice
Alternate Solution
Great Article Nicole,

The issues regarding unemployment and a talent pool are always circulating.

Now, let's look at this from a different point of view. Let's consider high speed transportation. In countries like Asia, a 2 hour commute in a bullet train is fairly common.

Couldn't we implement this in the US? To allow workers that are located at a greater distances to easilly commute? Thus you're expanding elgible labor pools and communities to work in locations miles away.

I guess if we think of, let's say "non traditional" ways to address the problem, we might be able to identify a viable solution.

NewDream
NewDream  
2/26/2014 10:45:16 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Sounds like a union-busting scam
@resurgent, everyone is welcome to join my dream, and the more who do the closer it gets to being real ;)

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
2/25/2014 6:12:40 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Sounds like a union-busting scam
New Dream....that is a beautiful dream...I will join you...if only for a moment...

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/24/2014 3:16:48 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Makes no sense to me
Resurgent: Wow, thanks for reporting back. Those responses are really all over the map -- clearly people have very mixed feelings on this, and it also seems like many are very unsure about what's being proposed here.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
2/20/2014 7:29:00 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Makes no sense to me
Questions about visa 1 smoke and mirrors 2. It is a done deal 3. We need to take care of home first. 4. He is trying to rebuild the tax base in a Detroit 5. Will they become a burden on the welfare system, get some type of aid. 6. A lot of students getting master, JD, PhD have science degrees, we have the talent here already they just need jobs. 7. They need to do things to recruit Americans to Detroit 8. What are they going to do? 9. America is the melting pot 10. We will be importing their culture. 11. We maybe bringing over negative people. 13.that is campaign / election talk 14. How are you going to set restricts that will not be unconstitutional 15. How can you police them to insure they stay in Detroit.. 16. You are bringing them in to make current residents a minority less than the foreign visa imported people. 17. One of them told me his manager would not let him keep his job unless his wife watches his children and he cut the managers grass, etc... The employee who said this is back in the country he came from...the manager and employee were from the same country. 18. Will they pay taxes? 19. Good I can bring my relatives from Syria or other problem areas. 20. I have mixed emotions about that. 21. How can we insure they are not terrorist. 22. This is my home, my parents home, my roots why are they trying to force us out. 23. Those politician it is a dirty game. 24. American are lazy when the Governor and Obama are thru we are going to take all the jobs. 25. He said he could take over this country without picking up a gun. 26. I hope so as Detroit goes it will happen in the rest of the country. Sent from my iPad

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/19/2014 2:58:07 PM
User Rank Staff
Re: Makes no sense to me
That would be great, Resurgent, thanks. Keep us posted.

Resurgent phoenix
Resurgent phoenix  
2/19/2014 2:19:02 PM
User Rank City Slicker
Re: Makes no sense to me
That is very politically charged. I am going to ask several people and let you know what they think.

Nicole Ferraro
Nicole Ferraro  
2/19/2014 10:26:13 AM
User Rank Staff
Re: Makes no sense to me
Resurgent: That's encouraging news. What's your take on the idea of luring people in using specialized visas?

NewDream
NewDream  
2/18/2014 3:00:54 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Sounds like a union-busting scam
@Hazel, I dream of a world where people help each other instead of seeing everyone else as a threat and an obstacle to success. I dream of a world where peace is the real goal of government instead of the current world domination agenda. I dream of a world where cooperation is more important than competition.

In my vision, anyone can go anywhere. No lines on a map to create artificial barriers. Going from the USA to Canada or Mexico would be like going from Manhattan to Brooklyn or Queens.

Why would people from outside come and take the jobs of the people in the city? The only way they would get the jobs would be if they were willing to work harder, or cheaper, and if they were going to do that why shouldn't they get the jobs? Shouldn't the jobs go to the best available employees? We need to welcome competition for jobs, not fear it. We have less to fear from individuals who come here on their own wanting to work than we do from greedy employers shipping our jobs somewhere else because it's cheaper. By balancing the wages as well as the availability of food, health care, and other benefits, all over the world, we could take away many of the reasons that jobs go somewhere else. We could go back to the basic premise that the person who does the best job should be the one who gets the work.

People are rarely displaced due to pressure from outsiders flooding the marketplace. People are displaced when greedy corporations and governments (terms which are largely synonymous in today's world) abuse their power.

Hazel
Hazel  
2/18/2014 1:25:57 AM
User Rank Urban Legend
Re: Sounds like a union-busting scam
@NewDream, interesting thoughts. Care to expound on what you mean about completely opening borders? I can see several problems in that, being what about the folks already in the city and them being displaced, when people from outside come and take the jobs left in the city?

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