Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed is Shipping American Jobs Overseas
Warner Business, August, 2004.
Hardcover, 208 pages.
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Lou Dobbs, host of CNN's Lou Dobbs Tonight, has been a lifelong Republican and fiscal conservative. So when he began his series entitled "Exporting America" he not only shocked the business world, he infuriated the current White House administration (Condi Rice refuses to set foot on his show now). But Lou says he's just being a fiscal conservative and standing up for what's right, and his viewers agree. Dobbs has stated repeatedly that he is not a protectionist, and that he knows that globalization is a trend that cannot be stopped. But that doesn't mean that the U.S. government had to make the process happen ten times faster by giving tax breaks to companies who outsource. He argues that outsourcing of American IT , manufacturing, programming and call center jobs is being done solely because of corporate greed and short-term thinking, and that it is destroying the American middle class. Applications to MIT and other similar schools are down 30%; in twenty years America won't even turn out enough scientists and programmers to do much of anything. The privacy and security implications of processing of medical, legal and financial records overseas are staggering. And even our state governments are outsourcing jobs that could go to state residents. Lou Dobbs is a brave man for speaking up. His book provides some interesting analysis and facts that should be required reading for everyone in this election year.
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