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4th Jan '16 10:10:43 PM jormis29
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* By the same principle, countries going through particularly bad times experience an exodus of the talented to anywhere else, which naturally makes ending those bad times more difficult. This situation is often seen in developing nations like India where NRIs (Non-Residential-Indians) are regarded with awe and envy in India for being TheOneWhoMadeItOut and the Indian government and society is trying to encourage talented people to invest and work there.
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* By the same principle, countries going through particularly bad times experience an exodus of the talented to anywhere else, which naturally makes ending those bad times more difficult. This situation is often seen in developing nations like India where NRIs [=NRIs=] (Non-Residential-Indians) are regarded with awe and envy in India for being TheOneWhoMadeItOut and the Indian government and society is trying to encourage talented people to invest and work there.
4th Jan '16 9:25:04 PM FordPrefect
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** Though [[http://dilbert.com/strip/1995-09-10 one strip]] depicts them doing it to someone else ''just'' to saddle them with an [[FailureIsTheOnlyOption intentional black-spot project]].
26th Sep '15 1:47:41 PM JulianLapostat
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** By the same principle, countries going through particularly bad times experience an exodus of the talented to anywhere else, which naturally makes ending those bad times more difficult. Perhaps the most famous example of this phenomenon is the BerlinWall, which was in large part erected to prevent skilled people from leaving East Germany (and instead had the unintended effect of keeping precisely those people in East Germany who were unskilled at stealth/tunneling/etc.). *** All of the Communist countries of the Eastern Bloc experienced lots of brain drain before measures were taken by the Soviet Union and its puppet states to keep people from emigrating to the West. *** After the Berlin Wall came down, East Germany saw a huge exodus of skilled Germans moving from the Eastern states to the rest of Germany. As a result, Eastern Germany is still considerably far behind the rest of the country twenty years later.
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** * By the same principle, countries going through particularly bad times experience an exodus of the talented to anywhere else, which naturally makes ending those bad times more difficult. Perhaps This situation is often seen in developing nations like India where NRIs (Non-Residential-Indians) are regarded with awe and envy in India for being TheOneWhoMadeItOut and the Indian government and society is trying to encourage talented people to invest and work there. * The most famous example of this phenomenon is the BerlinWall, which was in large part erected to prevent skilled people from leaving East Germany (and instead had the unintended effect of keeping precisely those people in Germany. Between 1952-1961, nearly ''3.5 million'' Germans left East Germany who were unskilled at stealth/tunneling/etc.). *** All of for West Germany. They did this by simply walking across. After the Communist countries of wall, the Eastern Bloc experienced lots of brain drain before measures were taken by numbers fell. It must be noted that the Soviet Union and its puppet states to keep people vast majority of emigres from emigrating East Germany to West Germany left by official government channels and the West. *** escapees constituted only a small part, albeit the most visible one. ** After the Berlin Wall came down, East Germany saw a huge exodus of skilled Germans moving from the Eastern states to the rest of Germany. As a result, Eastern Germany is still considerably far behind the rest of the country twenty years later.

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** By the same principle, countries going through particularly bad times experience an exodus Artistically, many film-makers of the talented to anywhere else, which naturally makes ending those bad times more difficult. Perhaps Weimar Era Creator/FritzLang, Creator/OttoPreminger, Creator/BillyWilder and many others left for Hollywood upon the most famous example of this phenomenon is the BerlinWall, which was in large part erected to prevent skilled people from leaving East Germany (and instead had the unintended effect of keeping precisely those people in East Germany who were unskilled at stealth/tunneling/etc.). *** All rise of the Communist countries of the Eastern Bloc experienced lots of brain drain before measures were taken by the Soviet Union and its puppet states to keep people from emigrating to the West.Nazism, as did Creator/MarleneDietrich. *** After the Berlin Wall came down, East Germany saw a huge exodus * Brain Drain was an issue with many Communist nations of skilled Germans moving from the Eastern Bloc, and measures were taken by the Soviet Union and its puppet states to keep people from emigrating to the rest of Germany. As a result, Eastern Germany is still considerably far behind West. Mostly they did this by making it hard and prolonging the rest of immigration process considerably. In the country twenty years later.occassions when permits were given, it was usually for some corrupt measure. This can be seen in the film ''Moonlighting'' where Polish labourers are sent to London to touch up a property owned by a Polish Communist CorruptPolitician.
21st Sep '15 1:33:19 PM Kalaong
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*** Downsides: The CoolHouse Globex gave Homer did all of Marge's work for her, boring her to madness. The quality school Globex built stuck Bart in Special Ed. And even though Lisa enjoyed both the house and the school, the local wildlife sent her(never-seen-before-or-since) allergies into overdrive. Oh, and Globex' BenevolentBoss Hank Scorpio was actually a EvilGenius enemy of [[Franchise/JamesBond Mr. Bont]] - who Homer helps capture and execute, resulting in Scorpio '''taking over the West Coast.'''
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*** Downsides: The CoolHouse Globex gave Homer did all of Marge's work for her, boring her to madness. The Bart loved the house, but the quality school Globex built stuck put him in remedial classes with kids every bit as bad as him.[[note]]he got their attention due to not knowing [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin cursive]], but it's implied that Springfield Elementary is actually a ''really'' bad school as Bart in Special Ed. And also didn't know '''multiplication tables or long division'''[[/note]] Lisa was ecstatic with the house, school and even though Lisa enjoyed both the house and the school, town itself... until she discovered that the local wildlife sent her(never-seen-before-or-since) her([[DiabolusExMachina never-seen-before-or-since]]) allergies into overdrive. Oh, and Globex' BenevolentBoss Hank Scorpio was actually a EvilGenius enemy of [[Franchise/JamesBond Mr. Bont]] - who Homer helps capture and execute, resulting in Scorpio '''taking over the West Coast.'''
8th Sep '15 12:55:06 PM DragonRanger
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In a way, BrainDrain is the opposite of ThePeterPrinciple. However these are opposites that happily coexist and help each other making life a living hell for those who remain: [[BrainDrain The talented move on elsewhere]], while the less talented [[ThePeterPrinciple gets promoted to positions they are incompetent for]] - which can easily lead to becoming a PointyHairedBoss.
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In a way, BrainDrain Brain Drain is the opposite of ThePeterPrinciple. However these are opposites that happily coexist and help each other making life a living hell for those who remain: [[BrainDrain The talented move on elsewhere]], while the less talented [[ThePeterPrinciple gets promoted to positions they are incompetent for]] - which can easily lead to becoming a PointyHairedBoss.

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In a way, BrainDrain [[IThoughtItMeant Not to be confused with]] StupidityInducingAttack, which is the opposite of ThePeterPrinciple. However these are opposites that happily coexist and help each other about making life a living hell for those who remain: [[BrainDrain The talented move on elsewhere]], while the less talented [[ThePeterPrinciple gets promoted to positions they are incompetent for]] - which can easily lead to becoming a PointyHairedBoss. an individual person dumber.
14th Aug '15 11:46:31 AM megarockman
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[VestigalEmpire Griffinstone]] is implied to be suffering from this problem by the time of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone "The Lost Treasure Of Griffinstone"]], if Gilda's peddling of [[LethalChef griffinscones]] for the sole reason of wanting to earn enough bits to get out of there is any indication - compare that with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress Gustave Le Grande]], who is shown to be a SupremeChef and was far outside Griffinstone in his appearence.
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* In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[VestigalEmpire [[WrongSideOfTheTracks Griffinstone]] is implied to be suffering from this problem by the time of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone "The Lost Treasure Of Griffinstone"]], if Gilda's peddling of [[LethalChef griffinscones]] for the sole reason of wanting to earn enough bits to get out of there is any indication - compare that with the last seen status of [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress Gustave Le Grande]], who is shown to be a SupremeChef and was far outside Griffinstone in his appearence. appearence, and the flashbacks in the stories told by Twilight and Grandpa Gruff of [[VestigialEmpire the glory that Griffinstone once was]].
14th Aug '15 11:40:01 AM megarockman
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[[AC:VideoGames]] * In the InteractiveFiction game ''The Lost Spellmaker'', all of the spellmakers (people who, well... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin make spells]], for the entertainment of the masses) from the PC's town and the other villages nearby are mysteriously disappearing. It turns out they're being stolen by the nearby city of Plantasitoy. Given that Plantasitoy is [[spoiler:an anagram for PlayStation]], one could easily read this as a metaphor. [[AC:WebComics]] * ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': King Radical and his Mafia prevent the brain drain from occuring in Cumberland, MD, by encouraging high school and college graduates to stay in the area. [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p26 Very strongly]] encouraging. [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * In one episode of the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'', the protagonist manages to get recruited by Nirvana Corporation, the great company that's always steals the best and brightest from his old company. [[spoiler: of course, StatusQuoIsGod - so at the end of the episode he's back in his old cubicle again.]] * On ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'' the Globex Corporation tried to hire away Smithers but he wouldn't go for it so they tried the employee with the next highest seniority (and therefore obviously the next best guy) - ''Homer.'' ** However, Homer was actually a hugely valuable employee at Globex, his wacky ideas were given a fair try and made the people he managed more productive. *** Downsides: The CoolHouse Globex gave Homer did all of Marge's work for her, boring her to madness. The quality school Globex built stuck Bart in Special Ed. And even though Lisa enjoyed both the house and the school, the local wildlife sent her(never-seen-before-or-since) allergies into overdrive. Oh, and Globex' BenevolentBoss Hank Scorpio was actually a EvilGenius enemy of [[Franchise/JamesBond Mr. Bont]] - who Homer helps capture and execute, resulting in Scorpio '''taking over the West Coast.''' * In ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'', [[VestigalEmpire Griffinstone]] is implied to be suffering from this problem by the time of ''[[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS5E8TheLostTreasureOfGriffonstone "The Lost Treasure Of Griffinstone"]], if Gilda's peddling of [[LethalChef griffinscones]] for the sole reason of wanting to earn enough bits to get out of there is any indication - compare that with [[Recap/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagicS2E24MysteryOnTheFriendshipExpress Gustave Le Grande]], who is shown to be a SupremeChef and was far outside Griffinstone in his appearence.

[[AC:WebComics]] * ''Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja'': King Radical and his Mafia prevent the brain drain from occuring in Cumberland, MD, by encouraging high school and college graduates to stay in the area. [[http://drmcninja.com/archives/comic/13p26 Very strongly]] encouraging. [[AC:WesternAnimation]] * In one episode of the animated version of ''WesternAnimation/{{Dilbert}}'', the protagonist manages to get recruited by Nirvana Corporation, the great company that's always steals the best and brightest from his old company. [[spoiler: of course, StatusQuoIsGod - so at the end of the episode he's back in his old cubicle again.]] * On ''TheSimpsons'' the Globex Corporation tried to hire away Smithers but he wouldn't go for it so they tried the employee with the next highest seniority (and therefore obviously the next best guy) - ''Homer.'' ** However, Homer was actually a hugely valuable employee at Globex, his wacky ideas were given a fair try and made the people he managed more productive. *** Downsides: The CoolHouse Globex gave Homer did all of Marge's work for her, boring her to madness. The quality school Globex built stuck Bart in Special Ed. And even though Lisa enjoyed both the house and the school, the local wildlife sent her(never-seen-before-or-since) allergies into overdrive. Oh, and Globex' BenevolentBoss Hank Scorpio was actually a EvilGenius enemy of [[Franchise/JamesBond Mr. Bont]] - who Homer helps capture and execute, resulting in Scorpio '''taking over the West Coast.''' [[AC:VideoGames]] * In the InteractiveFiction game ''The Lost Spellmaker'', all of the spellmakers (people who, well... [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin make spells]], for the entertainment of the masses) from the PC's town and the other villages nearby are mysteriously disappearing. It turns out they're being stolen by the nearby city of Plantasitoy. Given that Plantasitoy is [[spoiler:an anagram for PlayStation]], one could easily read this as a metaphor.
3rd Apr '15 8:29:19 AM Micah
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** Germany was subject to this in ''spades'' before and after UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, thanks to the fact that a good number of technical, scientific, and financial experts were Jews. AlbertEinstein, [[QuantumPhysics Enrico Fermi]], [[ILoveNuclearPower Niels Bohr]], and [[SpaceRace Wernher von Braun]], just to name a few, all emigrated to the Western powers before or after the war. *** While those who fled before the war did so on their own initiative to escape the Nazis, researchers and other talented individuals who were taken out by the Allies after the war (with or without their consent) were removed because the Allies had no interest (at least initially) in rebuilding Germany's devastated industrial base.
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** Germany was subject to this in ''spades'' before and after UsefulNotes/WorldWar2, thanks to the fact that a good number of technical, scientific, and financial experts were Jews. AlbertEinstein, [[QuantumPhysics Enrico Fermi]], [[ILoveNuclearPower Niels Bohr]], and [[SpaceRace Wernher von Braun]], just to name a few, all emigrated to the Western powers before or after the war. *** war. While those who fled before the war did so on their own initiative to escape the Nazis, researchers and other talented individuals who were taken out by the Allies after the war (with or without their consent) were removed because the Allies had no interest (at least initially) in rebuilding Germany's devastated industrial base.
2nd Apr '15 6:22:00 AM Thranx
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*** While those who fled before the war did so on their own initiative to escape the Nazis, researchers and other talented individuals who were taken out by the Allies after the war (with or without their consent) were removed because the Allies had no interest (at least initially) in rebuilding Germany's devastated industrial base.
18th Mar '15 1:30:12 PM DavidDelony
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* On a much smaller scale, businesses who treat workers badly tend to have high turnover.
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* On a much smaller scale, businesses who treat workers badly tend to have high turnover. Or a business might have financial problems, causing the talented workers to leave for greener pastures. Like the above example, it makes it difficult for the business to recover.
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