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veritas1 August 8th, 2016 7:57pm

Hillary Clinton on outsourcing: “It is an inevitability. There is no way to legislate against reality, so I think the outsourcing will continue.” Do you think it's possible to prevent outsourcing though policy changes?

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truspec Texas
08/09/16 11:07 am

It's possible but won't help the economy. We should be looking to the future of jobs, not the past

pjpony Sacramento, CA
08/08/16 11:48 pm

Is it possible? Of course. The real question is SHOULD it be done?

TheCameron UCF
08/08/16 8:08 pm

It's this thing called opportunity cost.

suppressedID hope despite the times
08/08/16 7:59 pm

Sure, if you want to revert us back to the Third World.

Squidboy Snarkapottamus
08/08/16 7:46 pm

You can, but to what end? It hampers the economy and restricts freedom and free markets.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/08/16 4:47 pm

Reduce, maybe. Eliminate and still be a free country? Nope.

googer11 Minnesota
08/08/16 3:23 pm

Outsourcing is so bad for the country. But at least we have the illegal aliens and immigrants to blame for stealing our jobs.

08/08/16 3:02 pm

Possible yes. Good idea no. Btw I thought she was against American companies shipping jobs overseas, I'm surprised she said this.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/08/16 4:47 pm

It is possible to be against something that you cannot stop.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/08/16 5:22 pm

It's possibly to deny the laws of economics. She really doesn't get it.

08/08/16 2:20 pm

You people voting for Hillary may not be getting what you think you're getting.

infinity1 Cincinnati, OH
08/08/16 2:14 pm

If one could not "legislate against reality" then why do we have legislation at all? That is one of the most stupid things I have ever heard of.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/08/16 4:48 pm

That's because you lack the ability to think abstractly.

SupremeDolphin They.them
08/08/16 1:53 pm

I agree with her on outsourcing. I support low tariffs. But the TPP and similar deals override our sovereignty in exchange for a "corporatocracy"

skinner Jersey City
08/08/16 1:52 pm

Yes, outsourcing is inevitable in a globalized economy as businesses seek to reduce their costs. Outsourcing can be prevented in certain industries where America has a comparative advantage but we will never be able to bring back jobs in sectors like manufacturing, because the United States will never be able to match the lower labor costs in developing countries. That's okay though. The United States will still be able to specialize in other industries and we are still the world's largest economy where businesses would be foolish not to invest.

bringstheeagle Colorado
08/08/16 2:46 pm

Yes I agree but I think we could use education to create a more technically qualified labor force for different tasks to create a different type of labor that's difficult to outsource. Still I admit I don't know what exactly that is.

08/08/16 7:36 pm

If that were true companies like Shinola wouldn't exist.

Jack14 Massachusetts
08/10/16 3:57 am

Skinner is spot on there. Clinton is right. You can't fight the tide here.

08/10/16 4:50 pm

Yes, great company. Their philosophy leans to the liberal side so you should like them.

Luftwaffe South of Heaven
08/08/16 1:45 pm

Yes I do, people will just have to either pay more, or get used to not having a new iPhone every year.

arctostaphylos Ankh Morpork, New York
08/08/16 1:07 pm

Not without undermining the American economy, no.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/08/16 1:02 pm

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veritas1 Panda
08/08/16 1:05 pm

I'd love to hear your plans about how to make it cheaper to make clothes in the US instead of Bangladesh or Vietnam where workers are paid 30 cents an hour.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/08/16 1:15 pm

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veritas1 Panda
08/08/16 1:21 pm

If your plan is to arbitrarily raise taxes on imports so much that they become prohibitively expensive, you're not making it cheaper to do business here, you're just making everything else more expensive. That's means all goods cost more and people's purchasing power drops.

Meanwhile you're forcing businesses to mid allocate resources and constraining the free market for no reason at all. Protectionism doesn't rage wages or grow the economy. It does the opposite. Let the free market work and let American businesses make what they are comparatively better at instead of fighting a losing battle with Vietnamese labor standards.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/08/16 1:24 pm

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veritas1 Panda
08/08/16 1:32 pm

What? No. That's not at all how economics works. And don't tell me it's economics when not a single economist polled agrees with you:

Dozens of PhDs and not one thinks economics works the way you think it does.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
08/08/16 1:54 pm

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