MemberSince99 wrote:There are a few problems with that whole offshore concept.
First just because it's cheap doesn't mean it's good or even worth what you pay. Case in point I worked for an international company that offshored their IT to India. Even though it was cheaper, they got so little back they ended up bringing it back to the US.
Second, in terms of the US as a whole, where are Americans supposed to work when all the jobs have gone overseas and they've brought in H-1Bs and legalized the border crossers to take all the jobs? How do these people earn a legal living, how do they contribute to the economy, how do they buy the products and services that business wants to sell?
I used to ask this question and even the most gung ho offshore advocates never had an answer for it. I still haven't heard one. Apparently they don't care, so long as they personally feel they will profit from it somehow.
Member... here's an argument in favor of outsourcing to consider:http://www.forbes.com/sites/modeledbehavior/2013/01/16/is-outsourcing-american-jobs-wrong/
As for your two points...
Yes, I agree with your first point. Quality is a consideration. If I owned a company, I wouldn't want my IT outsourced either. I think companies need to think seriously about what is and isn't a good thing to outsource. But from a quality standpoint, I don't think about whether my pair of Nike's is being made in some sweatshop in Indonesia or whether it were made in the USA. That $100 pair of shoes would be a $200 pair of shoes if made in the USA because you're not just paying for the shoes, you'd be paying for the employees who made the shoes healthcare, benefits,etc.
As for your second point, well we're reaping what we sowed. We (collectively as Americans, not I mind you) have elected the most anti-laissez faire government ever not once, but twice.
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