Originally Posted by Loneiguana
When the jobs that are outsourced are replaced by lower paying jobs, guess what happens to the economy?
You think that's really what happens? If we are truly outsourcing for the right reasons, we outsource because it costs us more here to produce inferior products. So the one byproduct of outsourcing is better products at lower costs, which frees up more money for jobs or is passed off to the consumer in lower prices.
The second byproduct is that it forces America to stop forcing bad jobs into the economy, and instead encourages workers to flexibly move to positions that are actually needed.
The theory of comparative advantage is basic economic theory. Outsourcing is a good thing, though I agree with Buceyepea (believe it or not) that when abused for political reasons, that's when it hurts you.