Guess who said "There is no sense for us to try to protect or preserve high-tech jobs in America or block efforts by American companies to outsource. Our economic future is wedded to technological change, and most of the jobs of the future are still ours to invent."? Not some corporate hack, but Robert Reich, democrat and former Labor Secretary for President Clinton.
The offshore outsourcing issue is full of things that defy conventional wisdom and common perceptions. My colleague Ted Balaker and I explore them and plenty more about offshoring in our new study "Offshoring and Public Fear: Assessing the Real Threat to Jobs." It is a handbook for understanding the many facets of the offshore outsourcing issue.