Debate the Issue: Outsourcing Jobs
Background of the Issue:
Like many nations, the United States depends on trade and commerce with other countries to support its economy. Employment is a part of the global economy, as a growing number of US companies outsource jobs overseas. Use the timeline and the quotes to help explore this enduring issue
The Debate Issue: Outsourcing Jobs
How does Outsourcing Affect America?
Many American companies send work overseas where wages are lower. This is called outsourcing. In the past, most of the jobs lost through outsourcing were factory jobs. Now, office work and computer jobs are being sent abroad, too. How does outsourcing affect America?
Read both sides of the debate below, and answer the questions after reading.
1. Compare- What does Lou Dobbs predict will happen as a result of outsourcing?> what does the write in the Economist predict?
2. Analyze- Do you think either Lou Dobbs of the write in The Economist would have considered the Columbian Exchange a danger to European or Native American economies? Explain
3. Debate- Learn more about outsourcing and the controversy and write one paragraph agreeing or disagreeing with the issue