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Author: b1ueshift
Time: 09/20/04 21:36 PST
This is a reply to message no. 14588 by acroduster1
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Acroduster,

It sounds to me like your problem is change.  Peoples skills lose value for a range of reasons, like technology, recessions and  recently outsourcing.  

Worker redundancy is an old problem.  Blacksmiths as a profession, all but disappeared in the space of a few years when railroads trucks and buses became available.

You can't rely on outsourcing to fail because professionals in developing countries don't have the skills.  People get paid different amount in different countries because that's what the free market dictates.  If you move from America to India and apply for a job with a local employer, you can expect to get an Indian salary  - similarly if an Indian comes to America, (s)he would expect to get paid an American salary.  The free market also dictates that if there is a large difference in the price of a commodity in two areas, people find a way to move it and trade it.  As the technology has become available to trade professional services across country boarders, it seems inevitable that this will occur.

Anything that reduces costs, will only make a company (or a country) more compeditive.  I expect the world (including America) to benefit from outsourcing.
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