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

David,

  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.

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

Abstract
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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
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- 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
workers?

  "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'
economies?

- 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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