Friday, September 17, 2004

Outsource This! 

Being a resident of Ohio, I have the "pleasure" of seeing the occassional commercials for John Kerry (Being one of the shrinking number of states he HAS NOT given up on is a burden to bear till November, but I'll take it.). In some of these adds, they talk about ending tax loopholes for corporations who "outsource" jobs. Leaving aside the problems with defining "outsourcing" for a moment, let us consider how much of a "problem" the practice really is for workers. According to Jerry Boyer on National Review Online, the number of jobs lost due to outsourcing in a quarter are made up for in less than a day in our economy.

You can read the quick piece and look at the pretty "buzzchart" here.

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