Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Brain Drain affects Columbus
While the rest of the Columbus job market is stabilizing, the area continues to lose jobs in the professional, scientific and technology sector.
Bill Lafayette of the Greater Columbus Chamber of Commerce says salary pressure is forcing companies to ship technical jobs overseas – to India, China and Russia. A computer programmer who makes between $40,000 and $60,000 dollars per year in the U.S. would make $6,000 a year in India. Ohio State University Professor of management information systems Kay Nelson says the business environment will likely force more Ohio companies to move tech jobs off-shore
Some observers call the job shifting a “brain drain.” Nelson does not. She says the jobs being lost are low level computer programmer jobs.