Is improving employment in the United States even desirable? Should we be working towards a more productive economy or moving towards a more pleasant culture? Is moving towards a more pleasant culture inherently exploitive? Or by doing it are we pushing forward a progress that will have a ripple effect and perhaps at some point end labor? If lowering corporate taxes on companies like Carrier will keep these jobs in the states, who wins?
How could the United States ever compete against this? At first blush, it seems impossible. Say the base labor costs in Mexico are $20,000 a day. That cost is $160,000 a day in the United States.
That gap though can be fixed through fines against offshoring, lowering the corporate tax,+ loosening up regulation?