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    In fact, the U.S. is now issuing less H-1 Visas than in previous years.
    what is meant by( H-1 Visas)

    brain-drain" has happened in the U.S"
    what is meant by( "brain-drain" )


    Some people don't buy this argument. They think the big companies are just trying to buy "cheap" labor. Because with proper education, investment and patience, an intellectually well-rounded U.S. work force would be hard to beat. Almost all major research and innovations in technology already originate from the United States. There is no reason why the U.S. can't maintain that level on its own without foreign intervention.

    what is meant by (buy the argument and well rounded)



    Finally, some economists believe in the "Laissez-fair" policy

    what is meant by (buy the argument and well rounded)


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    That's laissez faire.

    If I say I don't buy an argument that means I don't believe it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko
    Hello teachers

    i just need your reply of the question given after
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    In fact, the U.S. is now issuing less H-1 Visas than in previous years.
    what is meant by( H-1 Visas)

    brain-drain" has happened in the U.S"
    what is meant by( "brain-drain" )


    Some people don't buy this argument. They think the big companies are just trying to buy "cheap" labor. Because with proper education, investment and patience, an intellectually well-rounded U.S. work force would be hard to beat. Almost all major research and innovations in technology already originate from the United States. There is no reason why the U.S. can't maintain that level on its own without foreign intervention.

    what is meant by (buy the argument and well rounded)



    Finally, some economists believe in the "Laissez-fair" policy

    what is meant by (buy the argument and well rounded)


    Thanks

    Hi Ko Ko,

    I don't know what does H-1 Visas actually mean? But I can explain the other terms.

    brain drain means " the movement of highly skilled and qualified people to a country where they can work in better conditions and earn more money." Taken out of the context, USA was receiving such people.

    well rounded here means" having a variety of experiences and abilities"
    Taken out of the context, they are well-educated and have a lot of knowhow.

    Henry
    P.S. Just curious! Are you a burmese?-Ko ko sounds a burmese name to me. It's OK if you don't want to answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koko

    In fact, the U.S. is now issuing less H-1 Visas than in previous years.
    what is meant by( H-1 Visas)
    First your title should be economics idioms. When you use "economical", it means being careful with spending. These are idioms from the filed of economics.

    An H-1 Visa is for a visitor to the US for a purpose other than full-time employment. Many students come with H-1 visas.

    brain-drain" has happened in the U.S"
    what is meant by( "brain-drain" )
    A brain drain is the loss of very intelligent or skilled citizens to another country, usually because of harsh government situations or high taxes. The US is the biggest beneficiary of other countries' brain-drain, because of our lower tax rates and stable government.


    Some people don't buy this argument. They think the big companies are just trying to buy "cheap" labor. Because with proper education, investment and patience, an intellectually well-rounded U.S. work force would be hard to beat. Almost all major research and innovations in technology already originate from the United States. There is no reason why the U.S. can't maintain that level on its own without foreign intervention.

    what is meant by (buy the argument and well rounded)
    I think you've gotten these already. I don't buy that or i don't buy that argument means that I am nor convinced, I don't believe it.

    Well-rounded means skilled or educated in a broad range of areas.


    Finally, some economists believe in the "Laissez-fair" policy
    Laissez-faire comes from French for "allow to do". As an economic policy, it means the bare minimum of governmental interference in commerce.

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    Less taxes! More laissez faire!

    :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Less taxes! More laissez faire!

    :D
    Amen that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork
    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Less taxes! More laissez faire!

    :D
    Amen that!
    The fewer the better.


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    Fewer and less?

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    Some say less. Some say fewer. Some say less or fewer at different times.

    :wink:

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    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee
    Some say less. Some say fewer. Some say less or fewer at different times.

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    I like lower, fewer and less. :P

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