Outsourcing America

Outsourcing America

What's Behind Our National Crisis and How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

Book - 2005
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Foreword by Lou Dobbs One of the hottest, most controversial topics in the news is the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries. Outsourced jobs are extending well beyond the manufacturing sector to include white-collar professionals, particularly in information technology, financial services, and customer service. Outsourcing America reveals just how much outsourcing is taking place, what its impact is and will be, and what can be done about the loss of jobs. More than an expose, the book shows how outsourcing is part of the historical economic shifts toward globalism and free trade, and demonstrates the impact of outsourcing on individual lives and communities. The authors discuss policies that countries like India and China use to attract U.S. industries, and they offer frank recommendations that business and political leaders must consider in order to confront this snowballing crisis - and bring more high-paying jobs back to the U.S." "
Publisher: New York : American Management Association, c2005
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780814408681
Branch Call Number: HD5724 .H54 2005
331.12 H668o
Characteristics: xvii, 236 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Hira, Anil

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Jan 18, 2013

[Along with this book, read Sold Out by Michelle Malkin and John Miono.]
Ron Hira tells it like it is, unlike some purposeful writers of misdirection and disinformation (like Barry Lynn in his book -- "Cornered" -- where he claims, falsely, that GE CEO, Jack Welch, waited untl "the late 1990s" before offshoring jobs --- when Welch was the leader of the pack in offshoring R&D, scientist, engineering, programmer, etc., type jobs dating back to at least the mid 1980s, probably early 1980s). In a BLS report published late in 2009, they detailed how effectively there was zero job creation in the private sector between July 1999 to July 2009 (although they certainly created many jobs offshore, as they also offshored many jobs as well. The public sector did create an estimated 1.3 million jobs, but those have been quickly shed the last several years). The year 1999 was an important one, as that is the year America became A NET IMPORTER of tech services --- hence the misnomer of a "service sector" nation is highly incorrect...


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