For every westerner who asked me if there were a billion brilliant Indians waiting to invade their shores, I can't do better than point you to Joel Stein's humorous, if racist, diatribe about Indian immigration.
For a while, we assumed all Indians were geniuses. Then, in the 1980s, the doctors and engineers brought over their merchant cousins, and we were no longer so sure about the genius thing. In the 1990s, the not-as-brilliant merchants brought their even-less-bright cousins, and we started to understand why India is so damn poor.
HT: Wafa Hakim Orman