"She could do your $70,000-a-year programming job for the wages of a Taco Bell counter jockey" -- a timely article from Wired on the booming computer industry in India, which is siphoning/absorbing jobs from the Great American Tech Downsizing. In India, the $11,000/year salary for taking over a $75,000/yr American programmers job amounts to 22 times the average Indian per capita income. Now, in a country with a billion people, many in abject poverty, that's a lot of money -- but is it unethical for American companies to reduce HR expenses this way? Are they simultaneously abandoning their American workers and exploiting the developing techocracy of India? Probably.