Monday, May 23, 2005

Outsourcing America: What's Behind Our National Crisis And How We Can Reclaim American Jobs

Book Description
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 exposŽ, 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.

Author Ron Hira joins me Tuesday morning to talk about the outsourcing crisis, causes and solutions!


At 11:22 PM, Blogger jgp said...

Pat what, your worried about job loss. The only difference here is that it is happening on foreign soil. Same story though. Good jobs going to people with a much lower standard of living being paid a fraction of what the work requires in the USA.

What is the difference between that and what is happening right here on AMerican soil where illegals and "new immigrants" are doing jobs for slave labour wages?

That doesnt seem to bother you. Im sure the jobs overseas are ones that the US worker, not even the black worker wants do anyways.

Come on PAT be consistent.

At 7:44 AM, Blogger Troup said...

====> The only difference here is that it is happening on foreign soil. Same story though

Not quite.

With the help of your elected officials corporations can:
1. Import replacment workers on H-1b and L-1 visas

2. Order their American workers to train them

3. Lay off the Americans while foreigners live and work right here in Central Florida

...been there, done that. Our entire dept was ordered to train our foreign replacements. Specificially, I trained 3 Indians/Tata Consulting India employees, holders of Congressionally sanctioned H-1b and L-1 visas. Each learned a different facet of my job.

It's not just high-tech jobs, any job that can be done at a desk is at risk.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger jgp said...

I agree with you Troupe, I know that is happening as well. And it is wrong. As I said in another post, a person from Bangladesh will work for even less than someone from India or Mexico. So when do we bring them in to take the jobs away from the overpaid illegals, or people from India?

At 11:21 AM, Blogger Troup said...

===> So when do we bring them in to take the jobs away from the overpaid illegals, or people from India?

At this point, when we can Outsource Congress!

One day I woke up with that in my head and registered it immediately. Unfortunately, it will never happen, but it is a good play on the words.

I'm with you on Pat, he's on target then he writes "Illegal immigrants, I'm sorry, undocumented workers are doing jobs that Americans are unwilling to do or they are doing it at below market value. They are a cheap labor force being exploited."

Give him credit though, he stays with it!

At 10:09 PM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

You think it's bad now??? Wait until China opens further, or CAFTA. The end result is slave labor. Watch. Glad to see those Union Reps standing up for all the suckers. The only one to stand up to this is the ALCOA union. Where did the "Steelers" get their name from? Over regulation, Eco Warriors, age 65 retirements, etc. I thought in the late '70's that robots would save the day? The UAW was late as usual to the game. Japan has wacked us good. The worst part about it, Demming went over there after WWII, and TAUGHT them to do it with "TQL" and "TQM"! Now India, Mexico, and others following suit. Time to reach down and grab some huh fellas?

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