Tag Archive for outsourcing

Economics & Romney’s Walkway

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This is an amazing story. Economic Ignorance Accelerates – Cato: Just when you thought economic ignorance couldn’t sink any lower, a letter in the Washington Post criticizes Mitt Romney for repairing a brick walkway at his house rather than hiring…

A Few On Olympic Unis, Trade, and Buy-Local

Including some info on the recent flap over allegedly Chinese-made Olympic uniforms. This BLH piece may be the best two-pages you read today. Locavores, Droughts, and Famines (and the Market) – Bleeding Heart Libertarians: Despite our current economic woes, we…

Should We Worry About Outsourced Libraries?

I say no. Most of the hand-wringing is over the terms “outsourced” and “private,” which are boogeymen for many people. The rest of the tooth-gnashing is from unions afraid they will lose their sweet gigs. Let’s think about this for…

Do we outsource without realizing it?

I think the answer is a resounding ‘yes.’ Take a look at the WSJ article from today below. It seems implied that if the family eats dinner at home and prepares it themselves, they have avoided the dreaded ‘outsourcing.’ But…

The Ultimate Outsourcing: Womb Rental

That’s some serious outsourcing. India takes outsourcing to a new level as women rent out wombs to foreigners – the Daily Mail: “In a new twist to the outsourcing for which India has become renowned, poor Indian women are renting…

U.S. homework outsourced as "e-tutoring" grows

Wow, I didn’t see this coming. U.S. homework outsourced as “e-tutoring” grows – Boston.com: “BOSTON (Reuters) – Private tutors are a luxury many American families cannot afford, costing anywhere between $25 to $100 an hour. But California mother Denise Robison…

The Concierge’s Secret Agenda

Wow, outsourcing the concierge desk? Kind of seems like a natural move in retrospect. Though by not making it clear who they are, they could legitimately be accused of shilling imho. WSJ.com – The Concierge’s Secret Agenda: “Call centers in…

Here’s A Twist: Workers In India Fear Outsourcing

Hmmm. InformationWeek Weblog: Here’s A Twist: Workers In India Fear Outsourcing: “There’s an old Dilbert cartoon in which the pointy-haired boss is asked if he believes in irony. His reply: ‘No, I send my shirts to a service.’ If you…