In an average year, the US economy destroys and creates about 30 million jobs. Forrester research estimates a total of 3.5 million jobs offshored by 2015. That's a total outflow of 0.5% in the industries affected.
You can quote all these "economists" as much as you want... We have NEVER faced this magnitude of ease in offshoring jobs as we do now. Nothing in the past compares to this.
Don't write it, prove it. Give me numbers.
Again, answer the question. If offshoring is so damn good for the economy, why don't we just offshore everything and we'll all be rich??
Because the real world isn't so simplistic. Read a bit.
Here's some more...
Dec 11th 2003
From The Economist print edition
The rules of free trade apply to services as well as goods
IN AMERICA, in Britain, in Australia, an awful thought has gripped employees in the past six months or so: India may do for services what China already does for manufacturing. Any product can be made in China less expensively than in the rich countries. Is it merely a matter of time before any service that...
you expand, so you can expand markets...if more go offshore, then guess what, more revenues come back to the u.s. anyways, as well as more markets for u.s. goods...you obviously cannot see that
That's correct. McKinsey's report estimates a net benefit of $1.12 to $1.14 for every dollar of cost offshored.
Can anybody show me data that shows offshoring is a significant portion of the natural economic 'churning' of job loss and creation? I'll save you time, no you can't because it isn't.
In case you don't have access to premium content... though the original has nice graphs:
Relocating the back office
Dec 11th 2003 | BANGALORE, LONDON, SAN FRANCISCO AND WASHINGTON, DC
From The Economist print...
Well... I certainly don't want one of the first XPS2's out of the gate. I bought my 9100/MR9800 last August, so I'm also only about 1/2 way through my expected product lifetime.
The new XPS's are sexy beasts, though. Maybe by Sept or Oct they'll release a next gen video chipset for it. Until then, I'm keeping it (the 9100).