[biztech-discussion] Re: Frequently Stated Misconceptions

  • From: <margh@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <biztech-discussion@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 22 Jun 2004 13:49:44 -0400

Bruce Hartford <bruceh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:

>FSM #1: Offshoring is being hyped by special interest groups. A poor 
>economy, not offshoring, is causing the loss of jobs.

You mean the opposition to offshoring, not offshoring, right?

Oh yes! Sorry ... Al wrote that one, and I edited it without rereading 
the it. I should know better!

> FSM#0 Offshoring is good for everyone because it lowers the prices we 
> pay for goods and services. It increases our standard of living 
> because the things we buy are cheaper, and it lowers taxes because 
> government work can be done at lower cost. 

I had been thinking of incorporating this into FSM #2 or #5. I hadn't 
considered material goods at all, and that adds another dimension to 
the jobs argument -- manufacturing/garment industry job losses. I was 
focusing my research on techie jobs, because I assumed most BizTech 
writers would relate to them specifically.

I did forget to mention in the intro that the audience for this piece 
has been designated as NWU members and potential members.

>.. the government should not allow offshoring of government
> services or work done by private firms under government contract. To 
> oppose offshoring of government we we have to confront the "cheaper 
> is better" notion. 

I don't know .. I've considered some arguments that we'd be better off 
offshoring the U.S. Congress and some parts of the Executive Branch 


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