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Wrong Approach

December 19th, 2003 · No Comments

I get an e-mail to Reason’s letters address at least once per week from an unemployed IT professional outraged by outshoring. The most recent contained the following:

Americans are being penalized because their standard of living requires them to earn at least 60,000 a year against the 6,000 a year an indian makes and less for others.

Now, I’m not sure why this guy thinks Reason is a good place to send anti–free trade screeds in the first instance. But given that plenty of journalists (yours truly most assuredly included) make, umm, significantly less than the $60k per annum that this guy’s “standard of living requires,” I’m not exactly weeping here.

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