Sidney Jacks asserts
that the first presidential candidate to declare a war on outsourcing
will win his vote. Does he think that there is legislation that
can be enacted that will magically make every US-based company stop
looking for higher value from its employees? Is he under the impression
that once the government makes it harder to outsource, his company
will simply stop hiring non-US-based people?
think not. He describes his employer as a subsidiary of an international
company. How much legislation outlawing outsourcing does anyone
think will have to be passed before his international parent company
simply closes up shop in the US entirely and moves its subsidiary’s
operations to a more business-friendly environment?
war should not be declared on outsourcing, which is just a fear-engendering
word that means “cost-efficient hiring practices”, but rather on
the business environment of overly-restrictive and unnecessary regulation
that raises costs and results in companies finding higher value
in hiring people elsewhere.