: Talk to almost any Human Resource person these days to hear lots more on the subject. India and China are graduating 20 times the engineers and scientists than we are on a yearly basis, as one example. We used to set the standard for most of the world, but not so much these days. Asians today seem to have the work ethic that we used to have 50 to 75 years ago, which made us the world leader in manufacturing. One HR Director told me that she was shocked that the schools are not better preparing students for the real world of cut-throat competition for jobs, especially since so many businesses are leaving our shores for other parts of the world. Did we become complacent and unaware that the world was changing, and not in our favor??