What Does it Mean to “Send Jobs Overseas”?

I saw an interesting story on 60 Minutes last night about a town in North Carolina that was going under. Factories, restaurants, dealerships, and furniture storesĀ are closing. The owner of a factory that made steel fiber for steel-belted radial tires said that his factory had been in trouble and in danger of closing, but by sending 600 jobs overseas, he was able to keep the factory open for another couple of years.

In listening to him talk I realized that the context for “sending American jobs overseas” is subject to various interpretations, and the person who does it is not a bad person.

About ajb

I am clinical psychologist and academic coach with more than twenty years of psychotherapy, academic coaching, and training experience. I operate from my base camp in the Chesapeake Bay Country of Tidewater Virginia. I have a long-term interest in the relationship among public policy, education, mental health, poverty, and change language.
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