Letters: Mar. 22, 2004

Are Too Many Jobs Going Abroad?

"Outsourcing jobs means the U.S. will not be able to compete with other countries until our standard of living is as low as theirs." JOSEPH HOFFMAN South Amboy, N.J.

There is implicit racism in the populist argument that exporting jobs is bad for the U.S. economy and labor force [March 1]. Jobs sent to India are creating a growing middle class there, which in turn increases demand and new markets for American products. Outsourcing can lower costs for U.S. businesses. The American economy is not best served by protectionist schemes. Systems should be put in...

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