Tuesday, May 15, 2007

May 16, 2007 – More on Outsourcing from Barbara Ehrenreich

Democratic-Socialist Barbara Ehrenreich notes tartly the progressive destruction of the American working classes, both white and blue collar, in her blog post here.

“The world may be flat,” says Ehrenreich, “as New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has written, but I always liked to think I was standing on a hill. Now comes the news that pasadenanow.com, a local news site, is recruiting reporters in India. The website’s editor points out that he can get two Indian reporters for a mere $20,800 a year – and no, they won’t be commuting from New Delhi. Since Pasadena’s city council meetings can be observed on the web, the Indian reporters will be able to cover local politics from half the planet away. And if they ever feel a need to see the potholes of Pasadena, there’s always Google Earth.” [links mine]

True enough. State Capitalism seems to be a race-to-the-bottom for most of us.

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1 comment:

zrated said...

true. state capitalism is just as evil as any other state activity.

outsourcing is a product of state interference in the marketplace, but things being what they are it is a net good for society under the current conditions.