Political Chat (this weds) - Should Tech Outsourcing be Stopped?


  This should be an interesting discussion. However the "abstract"
included below seems to take a rather negative and nationalist view of
the phenomenon (see rhetorical questions below). I'm not assuming this
was done deliberately -- as I've noted, nationalist thinking is an
ingrained habit for most of us.

Yours in liberty,
          <<< Starchild >>>

..And it's Wednesday already... Of course after last
week's chat - where we determined the meaning of life
- all future chats are suddenly less relevant. :slight_smile:

In any event, there is indeed a chat this week. By the
way, this announcement should not be confused with
Michael E's hosting of the one next week. (3/3)

Topic this week - The Problem of Tech Outsourcing.

Taj Mahal Indian & Pakistani Restaurant
398 Eddy St (between Jones and Leavenworth streets)
415 922 9055
Time: 7pm

Certainly everyone in the Bay Area is aware of the
tech outsourcing 'problem' at this point. The giant
sucking sound is back, taking all jobs and wealth with
it. As a Libertarian it's almost impossible to reason
with someone who has just lost their job to India, but
telling them - "But it's good for the economy". But
what is the right answer?

Points of Discussion
- Is tech outsourcing bad or not? If so, for whom?

  Is tech outsourcing good or not? If so, for whom?

- Can it be stopped or slowed?

  Can it be speeded up?

- Should the government step in and protect US tech

  "The" government? Why only propose protection for tech workers in the
U.S.? Should government step in and protect non-American tech workers,
who generally make less money and enjoy a lower standard of living?

- Is there any impact either way to the US economy?

  What about the effect on the global economy? Other countries'

- Is the movement of service jobs abroad different
from previous migrations of US agriculture and
manufacturing jobs?

  "Abroad?" As opposed to here in "the homeland?"

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