Originally Posted by BallaTheFeared
You can argue anything anyway you want. What you can't argue is good jobs being shipped over-seas.
Actually no that is the biggest untruth I've ever heard and it's all the "plebs" that parrot it that make it spread. (Not that I'm calling you a pleb or anything, sorry).
The 3 biggest "world cities" are still NY, London, and Tokyo. They are the top tier highest world cities in the world. Next come places like LA, Manchester, Paris, Frankfurt, HK/PRDR (I know not a city but a region).
Anyways, the top tier jobs are still being kept "in house" in America. The reason being; tacit knowledge being kept in those areas, the chance for face to face contact/networking (ie. doing lunch with a supplier or partner business), instant feedback/flexibility, a pool of highly skilled, and highly educated labour and "embeddedness".
When you say, I'm going to get a job in <Some IT field> where do you think of going first? Silicon Valley? Route 128 (Mass.)? Redmond? Chances are you don't consider places like some random town in India or the Philippines.
The fact is the "good" jobs are being kept in the US/UK/Japan but the low order jobs that only require unskilled or semi skilled workers are all being offshored overseas (you can make an argument for silicon chip production but the people employed there are skilled and usually the local education institutions specialize in training them and researching better methods and such).
I could go on and on with this stuff but fact of the matter is that if you take more advanced economics courses (especially ones that follow Krugmans new trade theory and new economic geography theories) your world will be turned upside down.