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A Different Kind Of Outsourcing, The Personal Kind

Originally in the Wall Street Journal and printed in the St. Paul Pioneer Press Personal Outsourcing is sure to raise some eyebrows on Main Street.

"The approach relies on the same model that drives corporate outsourcing: labor arbitrage, or benefiting from the wage differential between U.S. workers and those in developing countries. In the U.S., tutoring services charge $40 to $60 an hour for math help. Some skilled tutors in India are paid $2 to $3 an hour. In India, $20 is enough to buy a week's groceries for two people."

We have all been reading and some of us writing about the positives and negatives of outsourcing and offshoring for a few years now and surely it was bound to trickle down into our non work lives.


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