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Response to Zalatix (Reply #21)

Thu Dec 29, 2011, 12:08 PM

26. But you're comparing apples to oranges.

In the post I replied to, you said offshoring couldn't work if "they" weren't poor. I replied that it could still work, in theory, based on each society doing something it is better at than the other.

Now you say comparative advantage doesn't work because we lose both manufacturing and research jobs to low wage nations. But we lose those jobs because they *are* poor. If they were not poor, comparative advantage would be a much more useful way of looking at things.

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