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On outsourcing, quit being U.S.-centric

In response to the Perspectives column written by Declan McCullagh, "The truth about offshoring":

I haven't heard anyone mention that in the years prior to outsourcing, companies increasingly requested the legislature to allow more H1 visas for technically skilled labor due to shortages in the labor market. At the same time, U.S. student enrollment in technology fields was declining due to lack of interest and the stigma of being labeled a geek. If we want to reap the rewards of a global economy, we have to play by the global rules and realize it is not always U.S.-centric.

David LiVign
San Francisco