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Outsourcing is an unfortunate byproduct of a transition from a local to a global economy During the first half of the twentieth century jobs were given to all American workers Now in the year 2003 large corporations will do anything they can to maximize profits and minimize expenses Outsourcing does not stop there many companies are now importing cheap labor from foreign countries The Logic is simple if it can be done cheaper somewhere or by someone else then send it that way While this is the most profitable way of doing business it affects the American economy in negative ways Why do it in Fairfax Virginia when you can do it somewhere else cheaper Fording The thought process is very simple and makes complete sense in an economic situation American workers charges 10 an hour and Indian workers charge 250 four Indians could be hired for every American This is makes for ludicrous amounts of earnings and hardly any spending 3275000 Americans lost their jobs due to their factory being shut down moved elsewhere or their position abolished Census No 590 This exportation of work has also weakened labor unions significantly Unions dont have as much powerful and people are less inclined to join In 1983 165 of private sector workers were members of a union Back then the Union could protect its members with strikes and demonstrations In 2000 only 9 of private sector workers were unionized Census No 637 This rapid decline shows the waning power of the union Money seems to be the primary drive for corporations to outsource it may not be the only cause Businesses follow what other businesses do So as more businesses do it more will be sucked in to thinking its the right move Fording Large scale corporate conformity reduces the American job pool weakens unions and does irreparable damage to the economy More money can be made by giving a blue or
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