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Darranar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Aug-23-04 08:07 AM
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26. I'm for it to India, but not to Europe...
In order for third world nations to build up their economies, they need to have a trade surplus. One way to achieve this is through movement of jobs.

What I'm not in favor of is the sort of reckless, harmful outsourcing currently practiced by the elite. There should be effective restrictions and world-wide labor laws, to prevent rampant unemployment here and wage-lowering competition everywhere. And the government should raise taxes on the top 1% and use the money for more government jobs for the unemployed and foreign aid so that the inherent problems with market-based development can be reduced. The problem is not outsourcing; the problem is outsourcing without restriction, regulation, or counter.

And while we're at it, reform (or eliminate) the WTO, the World Bank, and the IMF. And withdraw from NAFTA.

The global system needs to be regulated, but if it is totally eliminated the opportunities for development will be greatly reduced.
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  -About Outsourcing US jobs, would you feel the same way about CanIgonow  Aug-23-04 05:50 AM   #0 
  - Unemployed 4 Years, Outsourcing To Any Country Is Bad Policy  mhr   Aug-23-04 05:53 AM   #1 
  - I agree.  CanIgonow   Aug-23-04 06:23 AM   #8 
  - Post 22 elaborates a bit on 'bad policy'.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-04 08:02 AM   #23 
  - It's not the Indians  BareKnuckledLiberal   Aug-23-04 05:59 AM   #2 
  - Our common enemy are the big multinational corporations who  CanIgonow   Aug-23-04 06:28 AM   #9 
  - Had the positions been going to Germany,  Sinistrous   Aug-23-04 06:00 AM   #3 
  - Not really.All of these xenophobic statements are unacceptable.  CanIgonow   Aug-23-04 06:29 AM   #10 
  - I really don't care where it is the jobs are sent, we need to work here in  acmavm   Aug-23-04 06:04 AM   #4 
  - I am in complete agreement with you.We do need to stop our own  CanIgonow   Aug-23-04 06:31 AM   #12 
  - outsourcing to ANY country is wrong, so is racism  crozet4clark   Aug-23-04 06:12 AM   #5 
  - Unemployed for most of 2 years. I even resent bring foreigners  FloridaPat   Aug-23-04 06:16 AM   #6 
  - I'm not aware of the thread you refer to  luaneryder   Aug-23-04 06:18 AM   #7 
  - Would it be racist if they said the f---ing Germans?  union_maid   Aug-23-04 06:29 AM   #11 
  - The correct term for it xenophobia and that too is not an acceptable  CanIgonow   Aug-23-04 06:34 AM   #13 
  - I feel the accounting tax laws should be changed  sweetheart   Aug-23-04 06:45 AM   #14 
  - Oh, please. Give me a break. IMHO, you're looking waaaay....  Media_Lies_Daily   Aug-23-04 06:51 AM   #15 
  - yes I would feel the same way  Skittles   Aug-23-04 07:15 AM   #16 
  - Would feel that offshoring....  dryan   Aug-23-04 07:34 AM   #17 
     - The problem with outsourcing to countries like India or China is  CanIgonow   Aug-23-04 08:10 AM   #27 
  - Different Perspective  IdaBriggs   Aug-23-04 07:45 AM   #18 
  - This is ridiculous  69KV   Aug-23-04 11:44 AM   #42 
     - Fully Agree, Sir  loindelrio   Aug-23-04 12:18 PM   #44 
  - The difference for me would be at least the jobs would be going to people  Rick in Maryland   Aug-23-04 07:47 AM   #19 
  - The point is that we have no jobs here, in case you missed it.  leesa   Aug-23-04 07:50 AM   #20 
  - Outsourcing is an equal opportunity UN-Employer  welshTerrier2   Aug-23-04 07:52 AM   #21 
  - Okay, let's end this nonsense once and for all.  HypnoToad   Aug-23-04 08:00 AM   #22 
  - I Have No Problem With Offshoring  loindelrio   Aug-23-04 08:03 AM   #24 
  - Don't place too much faith in Comparative Advantage...  idlisambar   Aug-23-04 12:26 PM   #45 
     - I Agree, It Is A Simplistic Model  loindelrio   Aug-23-04 06:35 PM   #48 
  - Almost 50,000 posters registered on this board and you're  MichiganVote   Aug-23-04 08:03 AM   #25 
  - I'm for it to India, but not to Europe...  Darranar   Aug-23-04 08:07 AM   #26 
  - If we raise tarriffs  Blue Wally   Aug-23-04 08:39 AM   #28 
     - I don't think I was advocating tarriffs. n/t  Darranar   Aug-23-04 08:44 AM   #29 
     - There Is Also A 'Significant Body' Of Economic Thought  loindelrio   Aug-23-04 09:45 AM   #33 
  - I'm not sure what upsets me more  FlaGranny   Aug-23-04 08:48 AM   #30 
  - Offshoring to India is about paying pennies on the dollar to workers.  liberal_veteran   Aug-23-04 09:06 AM   #31 
  - If we continue to lose jobs and we will (apparently there will be a flood  sadiesworld   Aug-23-04 09:44 AM   #32 
  - "They Turn The Young Against The Old, Black Against White, . . "  loindelrio   Aug-23-04 09:49 AM   #34 
  - The key is the wages  OnionPatch   Aug-23-04 09:58 AM   #35 
  - Mechanics  Radius   Aug-23-04 10:01 AM   #36 
  - They DO outsource to Europe, you know.  JHB   Aug-23-04 10:08 AM   #37 
  - How do you then excuse the inherent "racism" in the Hindu caste  Hoping4Change   Aug-23-04 11:08 AM   #38 
  - Yes, Definitely!  AngryOldDem   Aug-23-04 11:32 AM   #39 
  - Yes, I would feel the same way  Frangible   Aug-23-04 11:33 AM   #40 
  - I don't care where they go.. if they go.. it's bad. N/T  Caliphoto   Aug-23-04 11:33 AM   #41 
  - Workers are paid livable wages in Britain and Germany  69KV   Aug-23-04 12:00 PM   #43 
  - IMO: It's not about who my job goes to, it's about where it goes to!  Tight_rope   Aug-23-04 05:30 PM   #46 
  - The USA needs to re-establish our manufacturing base  Bluzmann57   Aug-23-04 05:43 PM   #47 

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