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May 6, 2004 11:22 am

Is Government the Source of Outsourcing?

People like CNN’s Lou Dobbs who lose sleep over the “exporting” of jobs typically want the government to stop, or at least discourage, firms from seeking the lowest-cost labor consistent with their objectives. The protectionists never wonder if existing government interference in the marketplace is the very reason some so-called “outsourcing” is occurring in the first place. Jude Blanchette at the Foundation for Economic Education shows that this is indeed the case, with the help of an enlightening report from the National Association of Manufacturers."Don't Protect Manufacturing—Deregulate! is here.

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