Steve Chapman on How Trade and Outsourcing Make Our Lives Better


Outsourcing is a fact of life in the modern age, unless you live in North Korea, which is fortunate in having no private jobs to be moved. Relentless, unforgiving competition drives companies to locate where they have the best chance to survive and prosper.

Sensible leaders understand corporate mobility and make their peace with it. But in the U.S., writes Steve Chapman, each of the major party presidential candidates is pretending that outsourcing is a grotesque abuse that occurs only because of his opponent's heartless irresponsibility.