"Of course in the ideal offshoring model, the high-level design
work remains in the U.S. Then where do the skills to do high-level
design work come from? If all the programming work is moved
overseas, there will be no place to learn the software development
process and reach the point where one can be a software
"We see the same narrow view on Wall Street where they believe
they would be able to be the center of deal making if the U.S.
offshores everything but Burger King and lawn services. I know of a
management consulting company whose “offshoring
practice” produces glowing reports on the benefits of
offshoring to the U.S. economy. The same company has produced a
report on why America needs to protect Wall Street from being
offshored. (Would America be better off with a solid manufacturing
base and Wall Street offshore, or offshored manufacturing and a
Wall Street in need of bailouts?)"