Les Cargill wrote:
> AndyS wrote:
> > Andy replies:
> > The socializaton and taxing in England is greater than in the
> > US. The British company has selected the US as a "third world"
> > company in order to save labor costs..........
> > Andy
> More specifically, they've selected *Oklahoma*
> as a "third wourld country". That part is, in
> dollars, somewhat more true ( as opposed to,
> say San Diego, and certainly compared to London).
> If cost of living in Oklahoma ls low enough, the
> hiring company can cover cost better. This
> is what's called "comparative advantage".
But Oklahoma is a third world country.
Except people in third world countries have a higher standard of living
than most Okies.
And better streets.
> Really, comparative advantage isn't usually
> cost-based - Silicon Valley has comparative
> advantage because it has a high concentration
> of people with a certain set of skills. That
> is used to justify higher cost.
> But it cuts both ways. Value is a ratio, a
> fraction. Make the bottom number smaller,
> the fraction increases.
> As real estate costs soar, I think you'll
> see more of this ( although Tulsa's
> bloody expensive for what it is ).
Tulsa is no bargain in any respect.
And the people are so delightful.