The US can learn from India

India is finishing initial success with its ambitious, almost futuristic biomarker ID program.

Cowen reports that India is uniquely well-positioned to implement such a labor-intensive project on such a vast scale because it’s labor force is similarly vast and willing to work for low wages.

Wait. Don’t we have 3.8 million long-term unemployed who might never work again?

Heck, you could even roll this employment program into a skills-retraining program, and make it a condition for receiving extended UI benefits.

Edit: I guess I should point out I don’t think we really need a biomarker ID system here, because we have social security numbers and a functioning IRS (haha) and such. Point remains.


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