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July 27, 2004

DANIEL DREZNER is unhappy that outsourcing is going to be a major Democratic theme between now and November. (Here's his Foreign Affairs article on why it's not a big deal).

Well, I warned people about this over a year ago. Here's Dan Pink's piece from Wired on the subject, and I've also written about the topic here (invoking the documentary Spellbound). Plus, this New Republic piece by Clay Risen is worth reading: "While offshoring may displace some workers in the short term, in the medium and long terms it represents a net benefit for both domestic businesses and their workers. In fact, the greatest threat from outsourcing is that its opponents will use it to force a new wave of protectionism."