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(Guardian)   More British students taking STEM courses than ever in hopes of restoring country's long-lost prestige in engineering, mathematics and dentistry   ( divider line
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2014-04-10 01:01:46 PM  
Good, don't want to end up like the US
2014-04-10 01:16:07 PM  
Remember kids, STEM is TE.
2014-04-10 02:20:15 PM  
That is really good, I'm glad that's a thing.
2014-04-10 02:44:40 PM  
Does the UK not have an H1-b program to bring over cheaper workers from India and China?
2014-04-10 05:48:32 PM  
Are they aware that they're not enrolled in Hogwarts?    Maybe just a wee bit of Alchemy on the side like Newton?
2014-04-10 06:15:33 PM  
This trend will only flood the market with graduates, increase competition for jobs and drive down wages in the STEM fields.

Somebody needs to cook the fries, fix the pipes, and drive the trucks.

If you want a jorb in the imperialist global economy, you need to be in a field that 1) directly supports empire, or 2) supports the giant industries that have captured the legislative power (banking, insurance, corporations) within empire, or 3) supports the service economy infrastructure (shipping, trucking, rail).
2014-04-10 06:17:42 PM  
*Healthcare is part of the insurance/service industry now, so there's that too.

Oilfield trucking is huge. Tanker drivers are making $6,500 per month driving in the oil patch.
2014-04-10 07:42:17 PM  
I guess Wymyn's Studies and Cisgendered Poetry of Medieval France were all filled up.
2014-04-10 08:08:58 PM  

llortcM_yllort: Remember kids, STEM is TE.


Of course, then they'll just brain drain away like everyone else.

/So, uh, given that every country on earth worries about brain drain, where *exactly* are they all draining to?
//Or do a bunch of countries have positive net brain drain, and they just don't want to admit it?
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