Originally posted by shay Aluko:
I think this is the best solution so far : "let's all be CEOs!", If you are the CEO, you can't be outsourced right?, that's the best way and this the future. If employees start taking a more entrepreneural approach to their lives, then this outsourcing thing won't be so bad. Think of this way, you are the CEO of your own affairs, if one company lays you off, find out what skills the market needs and retrain quickly. The future is here, people will not only change jobs several times, they will also change industry several times.This idea is not novel at all, in the victorian times, kings had mercenaries fight their wars for them. The so-called "free lances", that's where the word freelance comes from today.
Originally posted by Robin Davies:
THERE IS LIGHT, BUT IT'S A LONG TUNNEL
Originally posted by Matthew Phillips:
I'll preface this by stating that I'm a huge proponent for tax reform. Although I'm not a fan of behavioral taxes (including the income tax), the Fair Tax seems to be the best reform suggestion currently on the table, IMO.
Now, how does this tie in to outsourcing? If businesses in the U.S. were no longer taxed, how many foreign companies would move to the U.S. to escape taxation? More importantly, how many would move hire their staff from the U.S. pool? I don't have the numbers, but I heard this idea suggested on the radio and wanted to throw it out there for discussion.
Originally posted by Tim Holloway:
If I was a company located in a high-tax country, I might consider moving HQ to the US if it abolished corp. taxes. Then I'd do like the natives do - hire people from low-income countries to do all the work. And pocket the $$$$$ benefits on both ends.
[ February 23, 2004: Message edited by: Tim Holloway ]