Let’s keep in mind, Gates isn’t trying to do us a favor by providing 3000 more jobs to India ( keeping aside the aid he is providing to the third world countries, to fight malaria, AIDS etc ). The competition with Yahoo , Google (& the rest) how ever will lead to cost cutting effects, here we have a very good solution to it ‘Outsource’, pay them a fraction of what we pay an American & make them work like dogs for extended hours. I don’t think this will do any good to the rest of the billion people leaving those 3000 people aside.
The irony , the toppers (also others) who are glowing in the boom of this outsourcing, forget that they earning thousands may increase the percapita of the nation by a percentage how ever it doesnt help the remainder. We should always keep in mind that no matter what branded shoes or clothes you wear , no matter how many Malls, theme parks, Walmarts, McDonalds , Pizzaplaces & what not we get…, the POOR ARE ALWAYS GOING TO REMAIN POOR. We are taught in our SocialStudies books the definition of PERCAPITA but not its gist, its time we realise that thee earning 50,000/- doesnt help thy neighbor.
Last but not the least I can’t help but pity those people working with joy & helplessness for those MNCs, regardless of the labor law saying that they can’t work more than 8 hours perday.., they have no unions.., they dont do anything.., but WORK. it doesn’t have to be that way, they know it, yet i wonder why they don’t react. And the pioneers who struggled to start those consulting firms in the first place know what it takes to be the one, but when it comes to reaping the profits i don’t think they give a bull if you have a personal life or not. GOOD LUCK brethren !