If a company outsources a job to present cheaper products to Americans, do Americans benefit?

People always talk about the negative aspect of outsourcing jobs. But if Americans can buy their goods at half the price because a company in another country can produce a better quality, cheaper service or product, doesn't that also benefit the American consumer who is paying for the product or the service?

Asked By: Hob - 2/27/2012
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American consumer, didn't they die out?
Answered By: smkeller - 2/27/2012
Additional Answers (7)
Yes, because the savings will be spent elsewhere, thereby resulting in competitive advantage for certain industries. This is called free market capitalism. Industries should focus on what they do best, not protected by government regulation. That is very bad in the long-term and waste of resources.
Answered By: Bevington - 2/27/2012
Let's do the math here... More
Answered By: Bat Guano - 2/27/2012
Yes, people who say otherwise don't understand economics at all. Having a good feeling and a few jobs in a dying sector doesn't outweigh the benefits of having a free market.
Answered By: Superguy1221 - 2/27/2012
Yes, the first poster is correct. A prime example would be WalMart. Go to your nearest WalMart and look around. Do you see barren land and unoccupied buildings? NO. You see dozens upon dozens of other companies people spend their money at from saving at WalMart.
Answered By: The Sasquatch - 2/27/2012
short term...indeed..consumers and said corp benefit... but historically...only the nations that have held on to their industrial base have remained world powers... when they choose to outsource..(rome / slavery) they crumbled...
Answered By: stratm663 - 2/27/2012
Yep, it goes like this... More
Answered By: angie p - 2/27/2012
Yes. However, the situation we have is one which is unbalanced; far too many imports as compared to exports... More
Answered By: realistic girl - 2/27/2012
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