Now even the visa lottery is unsafe?

According to the NYT,

a small number of giant global outsourcing companies had flooded the [U.S. H1B visa lottery] system with applications, significantly increasing their chances of success. […O]ne of the outsourcing companies applied for at least 14,000.

What has happened to the ‘sanitizing’ effect of the lottery?

Does it matter that well-resourced companies ‘game’ this lottery?

[‘Outsourcing‘: A practice used by different companies to reduce costs by transferring portions of work to outside suppliers rather than completing it internally. (investopia) In the UK this practice is known as ‘sub-contracting’.]

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  1. I don’t see what this has to do with the sanitizing effect. Lotteries ensure impartial treatment of everyone in the pool. If the process that gets you into the pool is flawed, then a lottery can’t do anything about that. Lotteries aren’t magic, after all.

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  2. You’ve probably already heard about this, but just in case:

    http://gawker.com/mississippi-will-decide-house-race-by-drawing-straws-1743728198

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