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by Shelly Awaya, editor

Outsourcing undermines middle class

We live in a nation that many refer to as the land of opportunity. However, this land of opportunity lost 2.3 million jobs in the past three years, marking the worst job recovery in American history. According to economist Perry L. Weed, in The Washington Spectator (March 15), the cost of living is rising, which erodes the paychecks of those who still have jobs. The U.S. economy has taken a dive and is at its lowest level since 1950. This land of opportunity is facing an end to U.S. economic domination of the world.

 

 

Job outsourcing not new

In the past few months the outsourcing of American jobs to other countries has generated disagreement and controversy, but outsourcing is by no means a new issue. American companies have been outsourcing jobs for decades; in fact, over the past 20 years a large number of American manufacturing jobs have been moved overseas (Lou Dobbs, CNN). The difference now is that the outsourcing of jobs has grown to include white-collar positions in such areas as accounting, computer network administration, insurance claims, and stock analysis, among others. This has left highly educated and experienced people jobless and needing to re-educate themselves in order to find employment. This is what has given the issue its recent notoriety.

 
 

 

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