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Started: 11/10/2016 Category: Economics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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1.Some people are against outsourcing because they feel like they are losing local jobs to overseas. While companies like outsourcing because they are able to save a lot of money in hiring costs.
2.The United States outsources a lot of their customer service jobs from major companies to overseas countries like India for example. Companies can outsource to smaller developing nations to promote their products in that country. An example of this would be outsourcing car industry jobs to the Caribbean Island to promote the use of cars in the islands.
3. A common barrier to trade is a government subsidy to a particular domestic industry. Subsidies make those goods cheaper to produce than in foreign markets. This could happen between the US and China if they decide that they can produce the goods cheaper in their own country.
4.I believe that outsourcing is good for the economy, it can help the American economy grow and become more stable. it allows other countries to raise their pay, which in term, raises our own pay.


1. The reason why many of these companies are able to save money from outsourcing jobs is because in other countries, it is perfectly legal to pay workers hardly anything, and in some there is even slavery and child labor going on. ( ) So I argue it is not a good idea to rely on other countries that use such inhumane conditions for their workers. By keeping jobs in America, we can ensure people are properly compensated for their work and that slave labor or child labor is not used in the making of the product. When we outsource jobs and trade with those nations, we are essentially encouraging those nations to continue these work practices.
2. I would argue that promoting your own product in that country is not a good thing. Sure, it may help that company grow, but it makes that other nation dependent upon another nation. If we really wanted to help a developing nation, we would make them self-dependent. The old saying "give a man a fish, feed him for a meal, teach a man to fish, feed him for a life time" comes to mind. In addition, it makes our country dependent upon that nation too in some ways since that company has much of its growth dependent upon people in that nation now as well.
3. I would say subsidies are only good during times in which a specific sector of the economy is failing. Otherwise, I agree that we shouldn't use government subsidies. Nonetheless, we shouldn't trade with countries that treat their workers unfairly. We should only trade with other nations who treat their workers as good or better than we do ours. Doing this will pressure those other nations to improve their workers' lives.
4. Sure, it may help the economy, but is it really moral to profit at the expense of workers in other nations? The only reason why outsourcing or free trade helps the economy is because it provides lower priced products. The reason these products are lower-priced is because these nations we trade with treat their workers poorly, paying them very little, or in the case of some people, not paying them at all through slavery.
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