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Re: Cisco moves even more to china.
Then you all need to stop purchasing from Dell, IBM, HP, Cisco, et al. They've all outsourced quite a bit to the third world. 90% of the parts for any of this stuff come from Asia. The US has lost more manufacturing jobs in the last 3 years then the previous 22. There are 18% fewer tech jobs in this country than there were 4 years ago. You'll also need to stop dealing with Citicorp and Bank of America and the rest of the big financial companies that have moved IT operations to Bangalor or deal with companies like Keane that do as much as possible offshore. Motorola is moving R&D to China (tantamount to giving away military secrets). I can go on. Those last two statements don't make much sense to me. The way to fix things is to remove the incentives to move the jobs overseas in the first place. Fair trade, not free trade.
We as world citizens need to come to grips with the fact that we must compete with workers internationally but we should be doing so on FAIR playing field. Pure free market capitalism has no concept fairness and equity and no room for correcting the drastic changes that can sometimes cause great societal costs. Capitalism is not inherently bad but it is an imperfect system in need of much guidance. Historically the only way this system has been improved is by Labor action, political involvement and transparent government. Getting upset about job losses is useless and futile we need to take action!