Outsourcing is Good For Us(?)

In: Employment Global Economy US Economy

16 Mar 2010

I don’t think I buy this argument – it glosses over some significant income distribution and labor mobility issues, which are only partly discussed at the bottom.

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rkw

March 16th, 2010 at 11:30 am

Both sides relentlessly cherrypick data in the offshoring debate.

The 70% number is just taking “services” as a of % GDP, though, and that’s highly misleading. It’s true that you can’t offshore a haircut, but the 70% would include things like “software engineer.”

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