In defense of outsourcing

Columnist Andres Oppenheimer thinks that President Obama’s campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney for outsourcing jobs is “intellectually dishonest,” and that Romney’s response blasting Obama as being “the real outsourcer-in-chief” is “pathetic.” Oppenheimer wrote: “In fact, both Obama and Romney support outsourcing, the long-standing practice whereby U.S. companies manufacture overseas goods that are too costly to produce at home. And they should. Outsourcing is not only a necessity in today’s global economy, but often helps the U.S. economy by making U.S. exports more competitive abroad, and by allowing U.S. consumers to pay less for many goods.”