Once upon a time in America, virtually anyone with a high school education and the willingness to work hard could get a good job. Fifty years ago a "good job" would enable someone to own a home, buy a car, take a couple of vacations a year and retire with a decent pension. Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Every single year the number of "good jobs" in the United States actually shrinks even as our population continues to grow. Where in the world did all of those good jobs go? Economist are tossing around terms like "outsourcing" and "off shoring" to explain what has happened, however most Americans don't understand what that really means. What this really means is sending work somewhere else.
In learning more about the cultures that get these jobs and how much they are in need of them is it fair to us? As their economy is growing ours is getting worse. Unemployment is at a record high, the poor are getting poorer and the "middle class" in disappearing. The top reasons to me for "outsources" or "off shoring" is for the rich to get richer.
With things being the the way they are my concern is this country and where we are headed we could be like the countries that the jobs are going to with big beautiful buildings everywhere and people living in poverty around them. So my question still remains "are we cutting off our nose to spite our face"?