implications of outshoring

I was talking to Geoffrey Moore today on the politics of outshoring (outsourcing services to people outside the US) and he brought up a very interesting point …

Are Americans entitled to a certain uber lifestyle?

We Americans live at a standard exponentially greater than most of the rest of the world — even greater than most of the first world. Is that an entitlement such that we need to worry about outshoring and leveling the playing field overseas? Or is it a classic example that our price is too high and that we are inviting competition?

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