2015-07-28

As Usual, Kevin Erdmann Nails It

It's always hard to disagree with Kevin Erdmann, but occasionally it is impossible.
Most production comes from high income countries. Production moves to countries with rising wages - practically as a mathematical axiom, if you think about it. So, on the margin, offshoring tends to move to countries with low but rising wages. A position against liberal trade and against offshoring is an elitist policy whose result is to stultify the incomes of the world's aspirational poor.