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kir 2012/07/18 14:22:32
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Outsourcing definitely cuts costs of businesses, but it seems that it also hurts our own economy and can be utilized as an abuse against emerging markets. So I don't see that the tradeoff is worth it, do you?

I also think that's why investors should be putting effort into investing in these markets directly so that they can block abuses corporations from misusing labor in the regions.

Protection against mega corporations

Mega corporations, with the help of big government, have been using the poor economic condition of those in emerging markets to make massive profits through outsourcing of labor at low costs. On top of that, corporations like Monsanto are misusing GMO foods to damage and corner the ecosystem in nations like India.


However businesses that are started and run within these nations are entirely different from the corrupt outsourcing entities that abuse the situation in these emerging markets. By investing in smaller businesses within these nations, we can help protect against the abuses of these mega corporations. Small business and a lot of small investors working to benefit a region are a perfect way to block the power of these corrupt entities.
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  • Andy 2012/07/18 14:35:54
    Outsourcing is bad for us, but good for the other nation.
    Andy
    +4
    A company can save $$$... but the US loses jobs!! NOT GOOD!!

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  • Rubyking 2012/07/21 02:30:44
    Undecided
    Rubyking
    you tell me
  • Pat 2012/07/20 13:33:47
    Outsourcing is bad.
    Pat
    +1
    We need to start manufacturing something here in the U.S. The day will come when we'll need to be able to make things and won't have the facilities or the skilled labor to do it. We cannot rely on foreign nations to provide us with our goods. It's a disaster waiting to happen.
  • kir Pat 2012/07/20 13:45:51
    kir
    +1
    The way Obama is managing things overseas, bringing us closer to war with Iran, that day may be here pretty soon.
  • Pat kir 2012/07/20 21:38:12
    Pat
    Well, you never know. It was WWII that gave us the biggest boon for the middle class with all the demand for products as soldiers came home, married, bought houses and went to school on the GI bill and made a good life for their families. Problem is, if we get into another war at this point, we could end up destroying everything.
  • kir Pat 2012/07/20 21:40:43
    kir
    +1
    Except in the case of WWII, we actually had the facilities to rev up production; we don't anymore. We now rely on foreign industry.
  • Pat kir 2012/07/20 21:49:45
    Pat
    I know. We need to re-build our manufacturing capability. That alone would jump start a lot of construction.
  • ParkMan 2012/07/20 01:59:35
    Undecided
    ParkMan
    Outsourcing in moderation is OK. Moving entire industries off shore is not so good.
  • Greg 2012/07/20 01:59:01
    Undecided
    Greg
    Outsourcing is good. There are domestic outsourcing companies. I have worked for at least two. The discussion should be about outsourcing overseas, which is neither good nor bad in and of itself, but what is bad is the fact that our government makes it necessary to outsource overseas due to over regulation and taxation and the answer to helping our economy is to reduce the amount of both.
  • ☆stillthe12c☆ 2012/07/19 20:43:18
    Outsourcing is bad for us, but good for the other nation.
    ☆stillthe12c☆
    Out sourcing happens for many reasons. Wages, taxes, regulation and skilled labor. We need to address some of these issue before we can bring jobs back to this nation. We have far to many people with a great education but can do nothing. Not enough of people that have acquired skills. Many schools no longer have shop courses. When I was still working every person that I Supervised was from some other nation. I had a difficult time finding skilled labor to build my tooling and simple robots that I designed. I did not have time to teach someone how to operate a lathe. mil or grinder. Skill that they should have gain in High School.
  • ray 2012/07/19 20:16:01 (edited)
    Undecided
    ray
    Sourcing is merely reacting to market conditions . No one is complaining about outsourcing picking crops to migrant farm labor.

    Was an old joke about the plumber who mentioned to his pal about his wife complaining about the faucet leaking . " Why don't you fix it " he was asked , " I can't afford me , I'm much to expensive"was the reply

    Don't laugh to hard as you consider the case of GM . Stolen from the Owners and the unions given joint owner ship with Obama's Administration . Billions of dollars of cash infusions along with no taxes for years to come. Sounds sweet ? Wait , it gets sweeter still . The Obama PAYS PEOPLE TO BUY THEIR CARS ! Billions in tax dollars paid to the company , Cars sold at a lost and government pays to buy them . What could go wrong?

    NOBODY wants the stinkers. Sooooo, Outsouce the whole operation to China by the Unions. A Grateful China is now looking to replace the Chevy with their own version .
    http://www.hybridcars.com/new...
    Moving Volts to China was such a fine Idea , why not send Cadillac also ?

    GM Asks Chinese Firm To Build Caddilacs
    http://giavellireport.com/dai...
    Then the Union controlled company decides to build factories in Mexico

    A joint operation between Obama and the UNIONS .
    GM To Build Engines In Mexico
    http://www.manufacturing.net/...

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    Sourcing is merely reacting to market conditions . No one is complaining about outsourcing picking crops to migrant farm labor.

    Was an old joke about the plumber who mentioned to his pal about his wife complaining about the faucet leaking . " Why don't you fix it " he was asked , " I can't afford me , I'm much to expensive"was the reply

    Don't laugh to hard as you consider the case of GM . Stolen from the Owners and the unions given joint owner ship with Obama's Administration . Billions of dollars of cash infusions along with no taxes for years to come. Sounds sweet ? Wait , it gets sweeter still . The Obama PAYS PEOPLE TO BUY THEIR CARS ! Billions in tax dollars paid to the company , Cars sold at a lost and government pays to buy them . What could go wrong?

    NOBODY wants the stinkers. Sooooo, Outsouce the whole operation to China by the Unions. A Grateful China is now looking to replace the Chevy with their own version .
    http://www.hybridcars.com/new...
    Moving Volts to China was such a fine Idea , why not send Cadillac also ?

    GM Asks Chinese Firm To Build Caddilacs
    http://giavellireport.com/dai...
    Then the Union controlled company decides to build factories in Mexico

    A joint operation between Obama and the UNIONS .
    GM To Build Engines In Mexico
    http://www.manufacturing.net/...

    Seems that unions as owners prefer cheap labor
    GM, Ford Accelerate Shift to Mexico Workers Making $26 a Day
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news...

    There are more factories and more deals , but this isn't about GM is it ? If you can't trust Obama and the unions with tax payer money who can you trust ?
    General Motors Posts Largest Annual Profit Ever, Despite Lackluster Fourth Quarter
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com...
    "When asked if they had fallen into a trap by the Chinese, the company replied “Trap? Look we get our bonuses and that’s what matters. My salary went below 100 million a year in the crisis it’s time to turn that around. Who cares if it only lasts five years. By the time GM collapses I will be living in Aruba.”"
    http://giavellireport.com/dai...

    The Point is Government should not interfere in business. Remove the regulations , restrictions , reporting and allow the free markets to operate .
    Currently it can cost a business as high as $28,000 per employee to comply with government regulations http://www.mittromney.com/sit... That does not factor in all the businesses that were never started due to Regulations .

    Crazy Federal Rules Cost Business $1.75T a Year
    http://www.thefiscaltimes.com...
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  • KarenInKenoshaWisconsin 2012/07/19 19:09:20
    Undecided
    KarenInKenoshaWisconsin
    It depends. Outsourcing is detrimental when done in excess but fitting and entirely beneficial when done judiciously.
  • Nimitz 2012/07/19 18:44:02
    Undecided
    Nimitz
    There are good things about outsourcing, and there are bad things about outsourcing.

    One good thing about it is that it facilitates the busting of unions. When union workers can no longer fetch 50 dollars an hour for assembling widgets because slave labor in china will eagerly produce them for a dollar an hour, union workers have to reposition themselves to be more competitive in a world marketplace--or go the way of T-Rex.

    It's bad, of course, because everyone's standard of living must by necessity be lowered to that of the rest of the world. (Exportation of jobs really isn't the big deal everyone thinks it is, because jobs which go overseas are usually replace by other kinds of jobs here. The auto-worker of the past is now the IT specialist of the present, and so on.)
  • kir 2012/07/19 18:37:06
    Outsourcing is bad.
    kir
    +1
    In my opinion at least, outsourcing detracts from the domestic economy while also causing abuses in the emerging markets being utilized.
  • Kalayaan 001 2012/07/18 19:17:40 (edited)
    Outsourcing is good.
    Kalayaan 001
    Outsourcing, like any policy, results in winners (the many local customers & the few 3rd-world employees with new jobs) and losers (the few who were fired in the outsourcing operation).

    Like any vote (in this case, a vote with the customers' money), the many are the winners and the few are not.

    There is good and bad. (sigh) If only we could cut-out all the bad.
  • Ron in Oregon 2012/07/18 18:19:32
    Undecided
    Ron in Oregon
    GE outsourses its light bulb manufacturing, and also its MRI and Catscan equipment.
    I can't name all the products that GE produces but you get the idea.
    Do you buy Nike shoes or Reebok or some other brand. Tell me where they are manufactured in the US of A.
    Let's move on to Oregon Chain Saw bars and saw chain. Owned by Blount.
    It has a major manufacturing plant located in Milwaukie, Oregon, but it also owns Windsor in Canada et al.
    Red Blount purchased the company in the early 1980's for 270million$.
    He was going to use his profits from building a university in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
    He saw that there was a lot of money in the employee retirement fund and profit share fund. So instead of using the profits from building the university he raided the other funds and came up with 270 million $ to purchase the company.
    Yes, it was one of those companies that was started in a garage like Apple and Tektronix and many others.
    So I guess that all the climate change people will be mad at Joe Cox for being inventive and building such a great product.
  • S and S 2012/07/18 17:14:01
  • Ron in ... S and S 2012/07/18 18:22:14
    Ron in Oregon
    +1
    Maybe we could consider outsourcing the office of president, LOL.
    Do you think Putin would want an additional job.
  • S and S Ron in ... 2012/07/18 22:37:20
  • frank 2012/07/18 16:59:31
    Undecided
    frank
    Obama thinks so, his green jobs are overseas, he built the presidential bus in Canada, and his outsourcing is killing the US economy.
  • Lee The Hybrid Snowflake 2012/07/18 16:14:15
    Outsourcing is bad.
    Lee The Hybrid Snowflake
    +1
    In the big picture outsourcing is very bad.
  • PJ Sweet Cheeks 2012/07/18 16:11:12
    Outsourcing is bad for us, but good for the other nation.
    PJ  Sweet Cheeks
    +1
    We need to get our products including natural resources in our country not pay some other country that hates us!!!!!
  • Golden Panther 2012/07/18 16:10:51
    Outsourcing is bad.
    Golden Panther
    +2
    Outsourcing is bad and does not do much for the economy. Why is there outsourcing? The unions are 100% responsible for the technique, thus, it follows obumbo is the major culprit as he is 110% union oriented. The only union he wishes to crush is the United States of America.
  • Vision of Verve 2012/07/18 15:52:52
  • kir Vision ... 2012/07/18 16:07:12
    kir
    What do you think about my idea of investing in small businesses in emerging markets so that they can protect against abuses international corporations?

    http://politicoid.blogspot.co...
  • Sister Jean 2012/07/18 15:07:50
    Outsourcing is bad for us, but good for the other nation.
    Sister Jean
  • Tinka123 2012/07/18 15:04:30
    Undecided
    Tinka123
    Stupidity is bad. And it is willfully stupid to take a loss which could have otherwise been prevented had the proper measures been taken.
  • Tee Quake 2012/07/18 14:51:42
    Outsourcing is bad for us, but good for the other nation.
    Tee Quake
    +2
    It will help destroy America by losing our work force, If we keep on outsourcing only out scourers will have any money.
  • mrdog 2012/07/18 14:42:45
    Undecided
    mrdog
    +1
    This is a mixed bag... products made in America are much better than from other nations.... Guess I am one of those people that prefer to pay more for a good product...and I've always tried to buy USA when I lived in America...

    BArk...
  • Obama Failed Soda Head Chie... 2012/07/18 14:37:43
    Outsourcing is bad.
    Obama Failed Soda Head Chief Opi
    +2
    Well if job are outsource , were do we get lobs?
  • Andy 2012/07/18 14:35:54
    Outsourcing is bad for us, but good for the other nation.
    Andy
    +4
    A company can save $$$... but the US loses jobs!! NOT GOOD!!
  • I. Car Rus 2012/07/18 14:34:46 (edited)
    Undecided
    I. Car Rus
    +1
    It is neither good or bad. There is no morality in pure economics, there is only the cheapest way to produce the most product, distribute it and sell it to the most people. A true capitalist would sell anything to anyone at the highest price at any time. That is the natural way. The ways of people organized into nation states is to protect the integrity of that state and the goals of capitalism will sometimes clash with that end. Isn't that what the fighting is all about? jesus and the money changers

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